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Action Alert: Stop DuPage County from Banning Religious Institutions

DuPage County zoning officials are proposing amendments to the Zoning Ordinance which would ban any new religious institutions in residential areas.
This proposal follows CAIR-Chicago’s lawsuit on behalf of Irshad Learning Center (ILC), which was denied a special use permit to conduct religious educational classes and worship services at a property previously owned by a private day care center.

Action Alert: Thank Sen. Durbin for Supporting Religious Freedoms

CAIR-Chicago, CIOGC are asking the Illinois Muslim community and all Illinois citizens to thank IL Senator Dick Durbin for taking a bold and uncompromising stance supporting the core principles of this country.

Yesterday, Senator Durbin issued a statement in support of Park51, the proposed mosque in lower Manhattan. Durbin said that politicians like Palin and Gingrich who are opposed to the mosque are trying to divide the country with fear and hate.

ACTION ALERT: Join May Day Rally – This Saturday!!

The recent blow to immigration reform in Arizona shows that now more than ever we need to send a strong message to our officials in Congress that the time to wait for comprehensive immigration reform is over – we need to act now.

Muslim Action Day – 1 WEEK AWAY – Sign-up!

Sign-up and Participate in Muslim Action Day!! Meet with elected officials and make your voice heard. Join Muslims from across the state, of all backgrounds and ages, for a day at our state capitol. Hear from State Senators, Representatives and other officials while having the opportunity to stand up for yourself and your community to the officials that represent you.

Apply for a Congressional Summer Internship

CAIR-Chicago and the Muslim Congressional Staffers Association (CMSA) are encouraging Muslim college students to apply for Congressional internships in Washington D.C. This is a great opportunity to learn about the legislative process firsthand and build a lasting relationship with your Congressional Representatives

MARCH ON WASHINGTON – THIS WEEKEND!!

The President and Congress have made too many unmet promises regarding our unjust immigration system. Join CAIR-Chicago, the Mosque Foundation, ICIRR, and communities across the nation in showing our elected officials that we want a comprehensive fix to our broken and inhumane immigration system.


FREE bus rides to Washington D.C. available – You just have to come!

A New & Exciting Partnership Between Us & You

CAIR-Chicago is a grassroots organization; therefore, it makes full sense for its work to be funded through a grassroots support network. This new initiative is a simple partnership between us that will cost you just $1/day and will make all the difference in the world for the future of the Muslim community in Chicago.

Guilty Plea Satisfies Suburban Muslim

Amal Abusumayah says Valerie Kenney, 54, complained loudly in a Tinley Park grocery aisle about a November shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas. Police say Kenney also pulled on Abusumayah’s headscarf.

Tinley Woman Pleads Guilty for Hate Crime

A southwest suburban woman who was charged with a hate crime against another woman pled guilty Tuesday and was sentenced to probation and mandatory anger management and diversity understanding classes, according to the office of Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez.

How YOU can Help Immigration Reform TODAY

Yesterday, Congressman Luis Gutierrez and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus introduced their immigration reform bill, aptly titled the “CIR ASAP Act.” Its the first bill to provide a comprehensive plan, and clearly lays out many of the realistic solutions that we have been pushing for.

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