The Fate of A Respected Journalist

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 [...]

By |2018-10-17T15:01:27+00:00October 17th, 2018|E-News Articles, Homepage Announcements|Comments Off on The Fate of A Respected Journalist

Reaffirming Accountability and Fairness

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, [...]

By |2018-10-10T13:52:15+00:00October 10th, 2018|E-News Articles, Homepage Announcements|Comments Off on Reaffirming Accountability and Fairness

Submit your nominations for 2018 Top Muslim Achievers

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 [...]

By |2018-10-10T19:17:52+00:00September 24th, 2018|E-News Articles, Homepage Announcements|Comments Off on Submit your nominations for 2018 Top Muslim Achievers

RSVP for CIOGC’s 26th Annual CommUnity Dinner, Nov. 17

We are pleased to invite you to our 26th Annual CommUnity Dinner. This is a unique event that brings together a thousand guests; including representatives of Chicago area Muslims of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds as well as prominent leaders of other faiths and elected officials. KEYNOTE SPEAKER, ABDUL EL-SAYED, MD, DPhil CIOGC has always [...]

By |2018-09-29T13:40:01+00:00September 22nd, 2018|E-News Articles, Homepage Announcements|Comments Off on RSVP for CIOGC’s 26th Annual CommUnity Dinner, Nov. 17

2018 CommUnity Dinner Keynote Speaker: Dr. Abdul El-Sayed

CIOGC 26th Annual CommUnity Dinner Keynote Speaker ABDUL EL-SAYED, MD, DPhil CIOGC has always invited prominent national figures to speak at this dinner. This year we are very pleased that an incredibly accomplished individual and a dynamic leader will be the keynote speaker. Dr. Abdul El-Syed has recently burst into the national scene by running [...]

By |2018-09-28T13:49:34+00:00September 22nd, 2018|E-News Articles, Homepage Announcements|Comments Off on 2018 CommUnity Dinner Keynote Speaker: Dr. Abdul El-Sayed

Sponsor our 26th Annual CommUnity Dinner

We are pleased to offer you sponsorship opportunities at our 26th Annual CommUnity Dinner on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Drury Lane in Oak Brook, IL. The dinner brings together Muslims, interfaith leaders, and elected officials to celebrate our accomplishments from the past year.  These accomplishments have been realized from these different groups working together.  The dinner provides us with [...]

By |2018-09-28T14:07:34+00:00September 22nd, 2018|E-News Articles, Homepage Announcements, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Sponsor our 26th Annual CommUnity Dinner

Volunteer for our 26th Annual CommUnity Dinner

Be a part of CIOGC‘s biggest event of the year! Volunteer for our 26th Anniversary Dinner and get free tickets, dinner, and the pleasure of serving the Chicagoland Muslim community. Complete and submit the online form and we will get in touch! CIOGC 26th ANNUAL COMMUNITY DINNER We are pleased to invite you to our 26th Annual CommUnity Dinner. This [...]

By |2018-09-28T14:09:39+00:00September 22nd, 2018|E-News Articles, Homepage Announcements|Comments Off on Volunteer for our 26th Annual CommUnity Dinner

FamiliesBelongTogether: March Locations Across Illinois

So many of us felt helpless as the images of children in steel cages streamed across our screens recently. Our spirits were weighed down further when we learned of the Supreme Court’s order allowing religious hate and bigotry to stand as federal law in the form of the Muslim Ban. Tomorrow, Saturday, each of [...]

By |2018-06-29T12:54:45+00:00June 29th, 2018|Civic, E-News Articles|0 Comments

Is a Halal Lifestyle Compatible With the Lifestyle in the United States?

Too often the answer given is no.  In explanations given, the “American” lifestyle is casted as offering a series of prohibitions to Muslims.  It is asserted that the American lifestyle means drinking alcohol, eating pork, or taking interest.   This answer, and its supporting explanations, rest on two false premises. The first premise relied upon is [...]

Rally against US Embassy in Jerusalem

On Thursday, December 7, 2017, one of our member organizations, American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), co-sponsored a rally and march, which was held at the Federal Plaza, Chicago, Illinois, to protest President Trump and his decision to transfer the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.  CIOGC joined in the rally and was represented by [...]

By |2017-12-13T22:16:53+00:00December 13th, 2017|E-News Articles|0 Comments

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