How a Jewish brother and sister are making political history

Rabbi Yehiel Kalish, Dafna Michaelson Jenet become first Jewish siblings to serve in different state legislatures.Josefin Dolsten/JTA, 1/24/2019, 10:17 PM

Orthodox rabbi appointed to serve Illinois State Legislature

Rabbi Yechiel Kalish becomes first rabbi to ever serve in Illinois State Legislature.Marcy Oster/JTA, 1/22/2019, 4:16 PM

Illinois board rules Airbnb violating state laws

Independent board in Illinois votes to notify Airbnb that it is violating state laws barring economic boycott of Israel.Elad Benari, 12/13/2018, 2:42 AM

Watch: Naperville's first ice Menorah

Naperville recently celebrated Hanukkah but this year with a cool twist.Matanel Roth, 12/9/2018, 2:15 PM

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

Illinois gov. calls on voters to ‘vote for anybody’ but neo-Nazi

Governor calls on constituents not to vote for neo-Nazi who became GOP candidate for Congress by default.JTA, 7/8/2018, 11:00 PM

Illinois gov to neo-Nazi candidate: Drop out now

Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner blast neo-Nazi who ran unopposed in primary, became default GOP candidate for congress.JTA, 7/5/2018, 9:01 PM

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

Illinois man indicted for painting swastikas on 200 graves

34-year-old man charged with vandalism, hate crimes for painting swastikas on more than 200 graves, vandalizing homes.David Rosenberg, 6/3/2018, 10:40 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

Farrakhan's anti-Semitism not an issue for Democrat congressman

Congressman who praised Nation of Islam leader as an 'outstanding human being' laughs off Farrakhan's history of anti-Semitism.David Rosenberg, 3/5/2018, 11:11 AM

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

Jewish gubernatorial candidate drops running mate over BDS

Illinois state senator in race for governorship drops running mate after revelations he supports BDS at the federal level.JTA, 9/7/2017, 5:31 PM

Watch: Illinois men charged with conspiring to support ISIS

Authorities release the names of two suspects in plot to provide material support to ISIS terrorist group.Gary Willig, 4/12/2017, 9:30 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

Illinois Governor warns EU against BDS moves on 'settlements'

Illinois Governor warns EU that applying anti-Israel resolution to boycott Jewish communities in Yesha would violate Illinois law.JTA, 2/5/2017, 6:47 PM

Illinois: Man does Nazi salute after confirming passer-by Jewish

Jewish studies lecturer at Northwestern University says a stranger asked him if he was Jewish and then performed a Nazi salute.JTA, 12/7/2016, 5:06 AM

Israel and Chicago fight BDS together

Israel’s Ambassador to the UN meets Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, praises Illinois's efforts against BDS.Nitsan Keidar, 8/25/2016, 4:14 AM

Lights of Evanston, Illinois menorah smashed

Days after menorah found toppled over in New York park, vandals attacks menorah near Chicago in what police call possible hate crime.Cynthia Blank, 12/13/2015, 9:26 AM

Streak of Anti-Semitic Violence in Illinois Continues

Anti-Semitic acts continue across Illinois as menorah outside a Chabad Jewish Center torn down for second time in months.Cynthia Blank, 8/23/2015, 12:29 PM

Illinois Passes Anti-BDS Bill

Bill requires State of Illinois to divest from all companies that boycott Israel.Tova Dvorin, 5/19/2015, 3:07 PM

Armed Illinois Vandal Wanted to 'Shoot Jews'

Bail hearing to be held for John White, who defaced synagogue, had a mass weapons cache at his home - and said he wants to kill Jews.Ari Yashar, 11/17/2014, 7:55 AM

Gunman Kills Five in Small US Town

Five people were found dead on Wednesday in their home in the small town of Manchester, Illinois. Arutz Sheva staff, 4/25/2013, 1:16 PM

Illinois Teen Loves Terror, Tries to Join Syrian Al Nusra

An Illinois teenager was arrested Friday night at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport as he was about to board a flight for Istanbul. Chana Ya'ar, 4/21/2013, 3:43 PM

GOP Congressional Candidate: 'Holocaust Never Happened'

A Republican congressional candidate in upcoming Illinois primary denies the Holocaust, calling it “the blackest lie in history.” Rachel Hirshfeld, 3/2/2012, 12:37 PM