Watch CIOGC Executive Director G. Abdullah Mitchell on CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin as he addresses an image published on The Illinois Republican County Chairman’s Association's Facebook page that characterizes Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib as the “Jihad Squad."
The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC), a unifying federation of more than 50 Chicagoland Islamic institutions, extends its heartfelt sympathy to the Catholic Church and the citizens of the nation of France at the losses sustained at Notre Dame Church. "CIOGC is deeply saddened to learn about the fire at the Notre [...]
Through Illinois Muslim Action Day (IMAD), CIOGC provides the greater Chicago Muslim community the opportunity to engage with legislators in a meaningful way at the State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois. On Thursday, April 11, CIOGC joined community members to advocate for policies that promote the common good. This year's legislative agenda, as with previous years, [...]
The CIOGC Illinois Muslim Action Day (IMAD) Page Program gives Muslim youth from the Chicagoland area an exciting chance to learn about the legislative process by shadowing state lawmakers at their offices in Springfield, Illinois. The IMAD Page Program is open to juniors and seniors in high school and first and second year students in [...]
The Aden Center (9070 South Octavia Ave.) in Bridgeview will be hosting Health Fair on Saturday, April 13, 2019.
You don't have to wait until election day to cast a ballot! Early voting has begun as of February 11, 2019. Election Day for the 2019 Chicago Elections is February 26, 2019. Learn more about the candidates running for office, how to register to vote, and where your polling places are below. Races: Chicago Mayor [...]
In the final week leading up to the midterm elections, CIOGC's Civic Engagement committee initiated an aggressive campaign to raise the awareness of the Muslim community of the importance of exercising their right to vote. With the formation of our own civic website www.muslimgovote.com and the publication of a series of professionally prepared videos, the [...]
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 [...]
(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 [...]
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 [...]