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

CIOGC Responds to SCOTUS Ruling

(CHICAGO, IL)--On Monday, June 26, CIOGC participated in a press conference held by CAIR-Chicago in response to the U.S Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Trump’s travel ban. The conference was attended by a diverse group of Chicagoland activists and representatives, including CIOGC, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Arab American Family Services, Illinois Coalition [...]

By |2018-06-29T13:10:49+00:00June 29th, 2018|Civic, Homepage Announcements|0 Comments


Throughout the history of the United States, families from different countries around the world have come to the United States to avoid persecution based upon religion or ethnicity.   Today, the Trump administration successfully convinced five of the nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court that the Trump Travel Ban is a legitimate exercise of [...]

By |2018-06-27T10:14:48+00:00June 27th, 2018|Civic, Homepage Announcements|0 Comments


The intentional separation of children from their parents is not only an immoral act, but it is also a practice that will likely cause irreparable harm to these children. The American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Psychiatric Association, collectively representing nearly a quarter of a million physicians in the [...]

By |2018-06-29T13:07:11+00:00June 20th, 2018|Civic, Homepage Announcements|0 Comments

Anti-Registry Bill PASSES Illinois Senate

VICTORY !!! On April 11, 2018, during Illinois Muslim Action Day (IMAD), we achieved the first step for the Anti-Registry bill becoming law in Illinois: it passed unopposed out of the presiding Illinois senate committee. Today, May 10, 2018, we witnessed the achievement of the next step for the Anti-Registry bill to become [...]

Safety of our mosques

The Community Outreach office of the United States Department of Justice assembled a panel of top subject-matter experts to provide us with practical advice to keep our mosques and schools safe.  CIOGC was honored to host Kevin Kethley, Assistant Special Agent of the FBI Chicago Field Office, Lisa Mallory-Nance, Emergency Response Coordinator, Cook County Health [...]

By |2018-06-07T13:33:45+00:00April 25th, 2018|Civic, Homepage Announcements|0 Comments

The Bombing of Ghouta

Each day that bombs fall in Ghouta, Syria, lives are lost. Yesterday, Wednesday, March 6th, forty-five (45) people died from a blanket of bombs falling on the villages of Eastern Ghouta. The loss of human life grows each day that the bombing persists. Will you Help? Our community leaders ask for each [...]

By |2018-03-09T15:36:01+00:00March 7th, 2018|Civic|0 Comments

Muslim Voter Apathy?

Apathy is defined as having a lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern. Hence, with respect to the question of voting in the upcoming March 20, 2018 primary elections, Muslim voter apathy concerns a lack of interest or concern to vote. In a previous article we wrote “what’s better than a Muslim voter?.....an Informed Muslim [...]

By |2018-03-03T03:11:15+00:00February 22nd, 2018|Civic|0 Comments