Mental Health First Aid Certification Training on Feb. 23

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 [...]

By |2019-01-10T10:56:12+00:00January 10th, 2019|E-News Articles, Homepage Announcements|Comments Off on Mental Health First Aid Certification Training on Feb. 23

If You Want Change, Come In Numbers

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 [...]

By |2018-12-19T12:31:34+00:00December 18th, 2018|E-News Articles, Homepage Announcements|Comments Off on If You Want Change, Come In Numbers

First Muslim Chaplain for City of Chicago offers Thanksgiving Prayer

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 [...]

By |2018-12-12T13:59:34+00:00December 12th, 2018|E-News Articles, Homepage Announcements|Comments Off on First Muslim Chaplain for City of Chicago offers Thanksgiving Prayer

Thank you for attending our 26th Annual CommUnity Dinner

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 [...]

By |2018-11-21T22:49:18+00:00November 21st, 2018|E-News Articles, Homepage Announcements|Comments Off on Thank you for attending our 26th Annual CommUnity Dinner

Dr. Zaher Sahloul: CIOGC 2018 Top Muslim Achiever

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 [...]

By |2018-11-15T10:01:41+00:00November 15th, 2018|E-News Articles, Homepage Announcements|Comments Off on Dr. Zaher Sahloul: CIOGC 2018 Top Muslim Achiever

VIDEO: Dr. Abdul El-Sayed invites you to our 2018 CommUnity Dinner

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!

By |2018-10-29T11:04:08+00:00October 24th, 2018|E-News Articles, Homepage Announcements|Comments Off on VIDEO: Dr. Abdul El-Sayed invites you to our 2018 CommUnity Dinner

VIDEO: Vote in the Illinois General Election, November 6 #OurTimeOurVote

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.

By |2018-10-29T11:10:24+00:00October 24th, 2018|E-News Articles, Homepage Announcements|Comments Off on VIDEO: Vote in the Illinois General Election, November 6 #OurTimeOurVote

Religious Garb Bill (SB1697) signed into law by Gov. Rauner

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 [...]

By |2017-08-16T15:17:31+00:00August 16th, 2017|E-News Articles|0 Comments

7/6/17 – CIOGC extends sincere thanks and well wishes to Senator Christine Radogno

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 [...]

By |2017-07-06T18:54:40+00:00July 6th, 2017|E-News Articles|0 Comments

6/30/17 – Protect religious freedom in the workplace – call Gov. Rauner today!

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 [...]

By |2017-06-30T17:24:34+00:00June 30th, 2017|E-News Articles|0 Comments

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