Chicago

CIOGC Commends Local Media

Press Release This past week, on May 8, the Council held a press conference to add Chicago Muslims’ voices to the global condemnation against the kidnappings of nearly 300 girls in Nigeria. The Council along with the Nigerian Islamic Association declare that labeling Boko Haram (the culprits behind the kidnappings) as an Islamic group is […]

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May 15, 2014

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn Hosts Iftar for Muslim Community Leaders

This year, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn hosted an iftar for Muslim leaders, including members of the Muslim American Advisory Council (MAAC).

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August 1, 2013

Community News (V14-I46)

Professional award for Sarah Kureshi / Muslim Jewish students cooperate to get halal / kosher food at Carnegie Mellon / U Kansas MSA Islamic Awareness Week / Islam Centre plans, Cooksville MD / Prayer vigil for Hurricane Sandy victims at Moline IL mosque

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November 8, 2012

Quinn Prays ‘Eid

Gov. Pat Quinn joins in prayer with Chicago area Muslims during Salaat al-Eid at Toyota Park, which celebrates the end of Ramadan (the holy month of fasting observed by Muslims).

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August 23, 2012

Muslims Donate Blood to Save Lives of Neighbors

On Friday, July 13, 2012, the program of community blood drives promoted by Community Builders Chicago (CBC), this summer came to a conclusion.

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July 26, 2012

Shahid Khan gifts $10 million to University of Illinois

CHAMPAIGN,IL–Shahid Khan, president of Flex-N-Gate Corporation in Urbana, Illinois, and his wife Ann Carlson Khan, have continued their generous support of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign by making a gift of $10 million to fund the new north addition of Huff Hall.

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September 29, 2011

Muslim Leaders Participate in Mayor Emanuel’s Inauguration

Imam Kareem Irfan, President of the Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago and former Chairperson of CIOGC was one of the faith leaders that offered an invocation at Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s inauguration on May 16.

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May 19, 2011

Dr. Altaf Kaiseruddin Appointed Full Time Medical Director of IMAN

CHICAGO,IL–Chicago’s well known personality Dr. Altaf Kaiseruddin was recently appointed as the first full time medical director of the Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN)’ medial clinic.

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March 31, 2011

Chicagoans Rally in Solidarity With Libyan People

CHICAGO — On Saturday afternoon, braving the bitter cold and intermittent snow, hundreds of Chicagoans gathered to express their solidarity with the Libyan people.

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March 3, 2011

Community News (V12-I48)

Chicago real estate firm owners charged for defrauding Muslim investors / Bradley University in Illinois makes halal meals / Houston fraud company also involved in forging halal certificates

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November 24, 2010

ISNA Convention… Sends Message of Compassion & Mercy

CHICAGO,IL– Speakers at the largest continental Islamic conference here emphasized compassion and mercy as the hallmark of the faith and urged American Muslims to play a leading role in promoting these noble values.

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July 11, 2010

Illinois Muslim Leaders Make Impact in Washington, DC at ISNA Convention

Chicago, Illinois – July 6, 2009 – The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (the Council) made substantial contributions to the growth and development of the American-Muslim community during a major convening of American-Muslims in Washington, DC over the 4th of July weekend.

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July 16, 2009

Chicago News (V11-I25)

Arabic Resolution in the Illinois Senate / CIOGC hosts free legal and financial seminar for Muslim organizations

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June 11, 2009