The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC) and American Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP) are partnering to offer a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Catholic Theological Union. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an evidence-based 8-hour certification program, which introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs [...]
Dear CIOGC Community, We, Muslims, want change: change in policies affecting us on immigration, asylum, gun violence and health care. Change, however, is not spontaneous! Change comes from pushing, nudging, and advocating your policies with Illinois legislators. Whether it is with a legislator, like an Illinois state senator, or with a local official, like a [...]
Hysni Selenica, center, greets a visitor at a Thanksgiving interfaith prayer service at the Chicago Temple. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune) On November 21, 2018 the Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago held its annual Thanksgiving Observance at the Chicago Temple, 69 W. Washington, Chicago, Illinois. The observance is an interfaith gathering where the prayers [...]
The evening of November 17, 2018 was special to CIOGC as we celebrated our 26th Annual CommUnity Dinner. Our emcee, Mariam Sobh, was insightful and witty and kept us schedule throughout the evening. The program provided us the opportunity to showcase what we are doing for our member organizations and for the Muslim community. The evening [...]
The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC) is pleased to announce our first Top Muslim Achiever of 2018, Dr. Zaher Sahloul. He will be recognized at our 26th Annual CommUnity Dinner on Saturday, November 17 at Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois. Zaher Sahloul, MD is a Critical Care Specialist, Associate Clinical Professor at the [...]
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.
We are pleased to share with you that the Religious Garb Bill (SB1697) was signed into Illinois law (effective immediately) by Governor Rauner on Friday, August 11. The Religious Garb Bill was one of the bills on CIOGC's Illinois Muslim Action Day (IMAD) legislative agenda and CIOGC has actively campaigned to garner support for the bill since early spring. The bill was originally filed by Senator Jacqueline Collins in February.The law amends the Illinois Human Rights Act [...]
CIOGC extends its sincere thanks and well wishes to Illinois Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno, representing the 41st District in DuPage, Will, and Cook counties, who recently announced her retirement. Radogno first took office in 1997 and began her third term as leader in 2013. She is the first female caucus leader in Illinois General [...]
CIOGC is glad to announce that the Religious Garb Bill (SB1697) has passed in both the Senate and the House and is now with Governor Bruce Rauner to either sign into law or veto.The Religious Garb Bill (SB1697) protects an employee’s right to wear any articles of religious clothing, or facial hair, in accordance with [...]