CIOGC, elected officials urge Gov. Rauner to sign the Religious Garb Bill (SB 1697)

July 20, 2017

On July 13, CIOGC joined elected officials and community leaders, at Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview, Illinois to urge Governor Bruce Rauner to sign the Religious Garb Bill (SB1697). The bill, which the Governor must sign or veto by the end of August, would protect an employee’s right to wear articles of religious clothing, or facial hair, in accordance with his or her religious beliefs. Read more!

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Asqa Under Attack: Friday Sermon & Prayer, July 21

July 20, 2017

CIOGC encourages you to join us for a rally, sermon, and prayer in downtown Chicago (Michigan and Congress) on Friday, July 21 from 12pm-2pm in solidarity with Al Aqsa Mosque in Palestine which is currently under attack. Buses will leave local mosques at approximately 11 am. Please check with your local mosque for details and join the Facebook event page for this event. Read more!

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IMAN’s Fresh Beats & Eats Farmers Market opens July 21

July 20, 2017

Intended to counteract food deserts in Chicago’s southwest side, IMAN’s Fresh Beats & Eats Farmers Market offers a variety of locally grown produce, tasty baked goods, and freshly squeezed juices. This family-friendly, community-centered market allows for the local community to access high-quality, fresh, and local produce at affordable prices. The Farmers Market will be open every Friday starting July 21, from 2-6 pm at 2744 W. 63rd St. in Chicago. Learn more about the farmers market and IMAN’s projects at www.imancentral.org

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List of relatives exempted from ‘Muslim Ban’ expanded by federal judge

July 20, 2017 

On July 13, U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii ruled that grandparents, grandchildren, uncles, aunts, and other relatives should be exempt from President Trump’s March 6 ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries. The judge also ordered exemptions for refugees who have been verified by settlement agencies working on their placement in the United States. Read more!

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Call for Nominations for 2017 Top Muslim Achievers

July 20, 2017

Eid Expo

The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC) invites you to nominate your Top Muslim Achievers of 2017. CIOGC will recognize up to three Top Achievers from the Muslim community at our 25th Annual CommUnity Dinner later this yearinsha'AllahRead more!

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Register for the Muslim Youth Expo on September 23

July 20, 2017

Join us for the 3rd Annual Muslim Youth Expo on September 23, 2017 at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, Illinois. This year's Youth Expo will include lectures as well as a Career Fair, and Fresh Palettes Competition. Halal food vendors, exhibitors, and merchandisers will be on-site. Read more!

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