Dr. Bambade Shakoor-Abdullah entered college at the age of sixteen and became the first African-American to earn a PhD. in Public Health from the University of Illinois, Chicago Campus (UIC). She worked as an adjunct Psychology and Sociology professor in City Colleges and Universities. During her academic career, she wrote numerous articles in peer reviewed [...]
In the recent Illinois and General Elections, Muslims across the United States not only cast their ballots more than ever before, but also ran for various positions of public office. Illustrating the tremendous civic participation of our community, voters mobilized locally, statewide, and nationally to say “our time and our vote.” Rep. Keith Ellison won [...]
We are pleased to share a special video message from our Annual CommUnity Dinner Emcee, Mariam Sobh! Join us on November 17 at Drury Lane and get your tickets today: https://bit.ly/2ORwaiI #Unity #EnduringValues
The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC) wishes to extend its prayers and condolences to the families who lost loved ones today at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We pray that Almighty God grants each of you comfort during this time of personal loss. We firmly believe that this violence [...]
We are pleased to share a special video message from our Annual CommUnity Dinner keynote speaker Dr. Abdul El-Sayed! Join us on November 17 and get your tickets today!
The Chicagoland Muslim community encourages you to make your voice heard in the Illinois General Election on November 6! Learn more about the upcoming election and get valuable voting resources at MuslimGoVote.com. You can also use and follow the hashtags #OurTimeOurVote and #RememberNovember to help get out the vote! Watch our new video below on Facebook.
The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC) is pleased to announce that award winning journalist Mariam Sobh will serve as the Emcee of our 26th Annual CommUnity Dinner on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois. Mariam has been reporting and anchoring in Chicago for over 13 years. Mariam [...]
Fundamental to the role of any journalist is to inform the public. Journalists add value to the public discourse by providing credible and reliable evidence and offering critical analysis of that information. We, as citizens, rely upon the work of journalists to form our personal opinions on issues being debated in public discussions. They are [...]
When the jury returned a verdict of guilty against Officer Jason Van Dyke, the city breathed a collective sigh of relief. It also answered the prayer of many of us that the McDonald family realize a sense of justice for the loss of Laquan. While the video cam was visual proof of Van Dyke’s aggression, [...]
As believers in Islam, we strive to be the best in all of our endeavors. These individuals are the bright stars of our community. Annually, CIOGC recognizes the bright stars in the Illinois Muslim community, be it in Islamic studies, the arts, the sciences, professions, public service, or other areas of accomplishment. Top Muslim Achievers [...]