Hebrew classes on the rise in Chicago-area public schools

Hebrew language classes, which also cover Israeli culture, on the rise in some public schools in Chicago's suburbs.Ben Sales, JTA, 12/24/2019, 8:14 AM

The rise, fall and rise again of a Jewish Chicago neighborhood

West Rogers Park, once home to 47,000 Jewish residents, lost more than half of its Jewish population by 2000 - only to rise once again.Ben Sales, JTA, 12/20/2019, 1:34 PM

Chicago university drops faculty member over Holocaust question

National Louis University removes faculty member over marketing assignment which included question on whether Holocaust happened.Marcy Oster, JTA, 12/1/2019, 8:44 PM

Watch: Terrorists' names read aloud in Chicago

Pro-Palestinian activists in Chicago call for Israel to be condemned over air strikes against terrorists in Gaza.Yoni Kempinski, 11/29/2019, 4:04 AM

Watch: Motorized cart goes wild, nearly hits jet at airport

Quick-thinking airport worker in Chicago prevents out-of-control motorized cart from ramming into passenger jet on the tarmac.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/2/2019, 12:36 PM

Chicago investigating series of graffiti incidents

Chicago police investigating series of graffiti incidents on the same afternoon as a possible hate crime.Ben Ariel, 8/9/2019, 5:11 AM

Outgoing Chicago Jewish Federation director raised $8 billion

Steve Nasatir, the powerful director of Chicago’s federation, steps down from the empire he built.Ben Sales, JTA, 7/3/2019, 8:45 AM

Special prosecutor appointed in Jussie Smollett case

Cook County Judge appoints special prosecutor to investigate why charges were dropped against Jussie Smollett for faking hate crime.Marcy Oster/JTA, 6/23/2019, 10:38 PM

High school pulls support for teacher training on 'Palestine'

Chicago-area school pulls support for course on 'Palestine' due to backlash. Local rabbi: Language implies Jewish state illegitimate.Ben Sales, JTA, 6/1/2019, 11:06 PM

High schools pull yearbooks over anti-Semitic, Nazi messages.

Students in two Chicago suburbs set to graduate without their yearbooks.Yvette Alt Miller, JTA, 5/25/2019, 10:36 PM

Watch: Chicago Jews worried amid string of anti-Semitic attacks

Police released photo of a suspect seen throwing three Molotov cocktails at Chicago synagogues.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/23/2019, 7:28 PM

Police: Smashed cars outside Chicago synagogue not hate crime

The smashing of two car windows around same time as attempted arson on Chicago synagogue was not a hate crime, according to local police.Ben Sales, JTA, 5/23/2019, 8:14 AM

Chicago synagogue target of arson attacks

Molotov Cocktails found after vandals attempt to set fire to downtown Chicago synagogue twice.Marcy Oster/JTA, 5/20/2019, 3:22 PM

Farrakhan talks of 'Satanic Jews' at Catholic church address

Denying accusations of anti-Semitism, Nation of Islam leader says he distinguishes between 'good Jews' and 'Satanic Jews'.David Rosenberg, 5/10/2019, 12:47 PM

London kosher food outlet to be named for shooting victim

Brother of shooting victim Eliyahu Moscowitz says he'll name new London kosher food outlet for his slain kosher supervisor.Ron Kampeas, JTA, 4/30/2019, 11:27 AM

Chicago seeks payment from Jussie Smollett after charges dropped

City demands actor charged with orchestrating assault on himself cover cost of police investigation, after charges dropped.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 3/31/2019, 9:51 AM

In surprise reversal, charges dropped against Jussie Smollett

Actor who had been charged with multiple counts of disorderly conduct for allegedly orchestrating assault on himself released from custody.Marcy Oster, JTA, 3/27/2019, 7:37 AM

Chicago kosher deli employing special needs workers is closing

Owner says exploring new business with will fit employees' skill set.Marcy Oster, JTA, 3/13/2019, 9:46 AM

Actor Jussie Smollett indicted by grand jury on 16 felony counts

Charges filed against actor who orchestrated fake 'Make America Great Again' attack on himself.Marcy Oster, JTA, 3/10/2019, 7:50 PM

Actor Jussie Smollett arrested for fake 'MAGA' attack report

'Empire' actor charged with lying to police and filing false report is taken into custody by Chicago police.David Rosenberg, 2/21/2019, 6:39 PM

Police charge actor with filing false report of assault

Chicago Police charge TV actor Jussie Smollett with lying to authorities about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack.AFP, 2/21/2019, 1:56 PM

Police believe actor paid assailants in fake hate crime

Chicago police now believe attack on actor Jussie Smollett by Nigerian men in 'Make America Great Again' hats was elaborate hoax.Marcy Oster, JTA, 2/18/2019, 9:44 AM

African American actor Jussie Smollett assaulted in Chicago

Hate crime suspected as attackers yell racial, homophobic slurs, wrap rope around neck of 'Empire' star, who has a Jewish father.Emily Burack/JTA, 1/30/2019, 12:11 AM

Hebrew U to open tech centers in Chicago, Paraguay and China

Hebrew University in Jerusalem announces plans to open three international tech centers in US, China, and Paraguay.Marcy Oster, JTA, 1/25/2019, 9:15 AM

Organizers cancel Chicago Women’s March

Third annual Women's March cancelled in Chicago, even as local organizers reject ties with national Women's March organization.Marcy Oster, JTA, 12/28/2018, 7:30 AM

Alan Dershowitz pushes back on Farrakhan's 'showdown' challenge

Veteran jurist rejects Nation of Islam leader's call for public debate, says Democrats 'legitimating the bigot Farrakhan'.David Rosenberg, 11/25/2018, 9:20 PM

Four dead in shooting incident in Chicago

Four people shot dead at Mercy Hospital in Chicago. In Denver, one dead in shooting downtown.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/20/2018, 4:01 AM

Image of swastika sent to high school students in Chicago

Image of swastika sent to cell phones of students during an assembly at a suburban Chicago high school. Sender identified as student.Ben Ariel, 11/12/2018, 4:08 AM

Illinois Nazi loses congressional race by huge margin

Holocaust denier, who ran on Republican ticket after winning primary unopposed, defeated in landslide in race for suburban Chicago district.AFP, 11/7/2018, 9:19 AM

US citizen charged with support for ISIS

US citizen of Iraqi descent charged in Chicago with online coordination with ISIS to recruit and encourage attacks.Ben Ariel, 10/21/2018, 6:39 AM

Orthodox Jewish man shot dead in Chicago

Police believe shooter targeting residents of Chicago's Roger's Park neighborhood at random after 24-year-old Jew shot dead.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/3/2018, 5:28 AM

Rahm Emanuel won't seek a third term in office

Obama's former chief of staff unexpectedly announces he will not seek a third term as mayor of Chicago.Ben Ariel, 9/5/2018, 3:37 AM

Police sleep as Chicago experiences crime wave

Viral photographs show Chicago police asleep in patrol car as Windy City experiences wave of shootings.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/21/2018, 3:31 PM

Chicago ball field renamed in memory of Jewish teen

Community names baseball field in memory of Jewish teen who died after lengthy battle with cancer.JTA, 8/14/2018, 4:16 PM

'Kosher restaurants need non-Jewish consumers, too'

New flavors and fresh ideas raise hopes for a revival of Chicago area's kosher restaurant scene.JTA, 7/22/2018, 10:07 PM

After banning Jewish flag, Chicago Dyke March displays PLO flags

LGBT event in Chicago which last year banned Jewish flag displays PLO flags during this year's march, declaring march 'pro-Palestinian'.JTA, 6/26/2018, 7:51 AM

Head of Chicago's Jewish community stepping down after 40 years

CEO of Chicago's Jewish federation, Steven Nasatir, to step down after nearly four decades.Ben Sales, JTA, 6/12/2018, 1:52 PM

Twitter punishes Louis Farrakhan following anti-Semitic rant

Anti-Semitic Nation of Islam leader's account decertified by Twitter after he posted rant against 'Satanic Jews'.David Rosenberg, 6/10/2018, 11:01 PM

Farrakhan ratchets up anti-Semitism in latest sermon

Nation of Islam leader says Jews responsible for homosexuality, calls observant Jews 'Satanic' during hate-filled sermon.David Rosenberg, 5/28/2018, 11:24 AM

Driver who kicked passenger out for speaking Hebrew suspended

Uber suspends Chicago driver accused of kicking out Israeli diplomat.JTA, 5/4/2018, 3:12 PM

Summer camps offer kids an immersion in Israel’s tech prowess

Innovative summer camp 'brings the Israeli technology spirit to kids,' one mother says.JTA, 2/10/2018, 11:29 PM

Holocaust-denying anti-Semite to be nominee for Congress

Anti-Semitic, Holocaust-denying white supremacist set to become nominee for US House of Representatives for Illinois' 3rd district.JTA, 2/5/2018, 2:05 PM

Hitler homework assignment angers parents

Chicago middle school slammed for having students make cartoons about Europe's appeasement of Nazis before WWII.JTA, 12/14/2017, 10:47 PM

A Jewish politician who risked his career to protect Israeli children

Recalling a Jewish Chicago politican who put Jewish children's lives before his own future. Robert Harris, 11/13/2017, 2:42 PM

Arab terrorist to be deported from US on Tuesday

Rasmea Odeh was convicted of killing two Israelis in a supermarket bombing.Tzvi Lev, 9/17/2017, 12:06 PM

Jewish owner of Chicago-area deli apologizes for Nazi cartoon

Deli featured cartoon with Nazi resembling Trump on High Holidays catering menu ad on Facebook.JTA, 9/4/2017, 10:15 PM

'Zioness' activists shunned at Chicago feminist march

Feminist march organizers insist Zionism and feminism irreconcilable, refuse to associate with Jews unless they denounce Israel.JTA, 8/13/2017, 10:47 PM

Feminist leaders to allow Jewish symbols at Chicago march

Slutwalk Chicago walks back ban on Jewish symbols.JTA and Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/1/2017, 5:29 PM

Anti-Semitic feminism? Feminist event bans Star of David

'SlutWalk' bans Jewish symbols for 'Zionist' connotations month after Dyke March removed participants over Star of David flags.David Rosenberg, 7/27/2017, 4:30 PM

Reporter: Revealing LGBT march's anti-Semitism cost me my job

Jewish journalist says she was removed from her position after she publicized anti-Semitism at Chicago Dyke March.Ben Sales, 7/18/2017, 9:02 AM

'MKs who vote for conversion bill not welcome in Chicago'

President of Jewish Federation of Chicago says organization will refuse to host any MK who votes in favor of conversion bill.JTA and Arutz Sheva, 6/28/2017, 8:01 PM

Jewish marchers banned from Chicago LGBTQ march

Flag with Star of David deemed 'offensive' even though it is not Israeli flag. 'Anti-Semitism masquerading as liberal values.'JTA, 6/25/2017, 9:04 PM

Chicago Jewish deli vandalized in suspected hate crime

Vandals spray-paint 'Free Gaza' at popular Shmaltz Deli.JTA, 6/20/2017, 4:58 PM

Thieves take yeshiva boys’ luggage, tefillin during Chicago trip

Students on 8th grade graduation trip have newly received religious items stolen along with their luggage.JTA, 6/15/2017, 7:52 PM

Chicago music store forced to close down by Trump critics

Trump supporters forced to shut down their musical instruments store after being 'outed'. America 2017?, 3/20/2017, 2:50 PM

Holocaust denial, anti-Semitism at University of Illinois

Days after posters blasting 'Jewish Privilege' found at University of Illinois, new anti-Semitic propaganda found posted in school library.David Rosenberg, 3/19/2017, 4:19 PM

'Time to end Jewish Privilege'

Posters denouncing 'Jewish Privilege' and claiming Jews dominate US found across Chicago university campus.David Rosenberg, 3/16/2017, 7:58 PM