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'Incompetent' Chicago mayor blames Trump for teachers' strike

'Incompetent' Chicago mayor blames Trump for teachers' strike

Bill O'Reilly says he doesn't know who's worse: Chicago's Mayor Lightfoot or NYC mayor DeBlasio.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/02/2021 19:35
Watch: Ice blankets Chicago shoreline

Watch: Ice blankets Chicago shoreline

Icicles formed along a pier at Chicago's North Avenue Beach amid winter weather and icy wavesArutz Sheva, 28/01/2021 22:09
Watch: Chicago activists demand mayor resigns over botched raid

Watch: Chicago activists demand mayor resigns over botched raid

WGN News says anti-police activists demanding radical Dem Mayor Lightfoot's resignation after police accidentally raid ally's home.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/01/2021 12:10
Watch: BLM protesters disperse as community fights back

Watch: BLM protesters disperse as community fights back

Next News Network reported on a BLM protest in one of Chicago's most dangerous neighborhoods stopped in its tracks as residents had enough.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/09/2020 21:58
Trump to send federal law enforcement officers to Chicago

Trump to send federal law enforcement officers to Chicago

US President announces his administration is sending federal law enforcement officers "into American communities plagued by violent crime."Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/07/2020 00:19
Jewish United Fund in Chicago launches $26 million coronavirus initiative

Jewish United Fund in Chicago launches $26 million coronavirus initiative

Jewish United Fund in Chicago puts up $26 million to help locals cope with the coronavirus.Marcy Oster, JTA, 06/05/2020 07:37
Chicago Jews train to defend synagogues responsibly

Chicago Jews train to defend synagogues responsibly

CCL Shul Members aims to train Jewish carry license holders to bear arms responsibly, praying they will not be needed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/01/2020 09:28
Employees become owners at Chicago’s beloved kosher barbecue restaurant

Employees become owners at Chicago’s beloved kosher barbecue restaurant

At Milt's Barbecue for the Perplexed, a group of employees takes on ownership - for a surprisingly low price.Yvette Alt Miller, JTA, 22/01/2020 09:30
Hebrew classes on the rise in Chicago-area public schools

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, 24/12/2019 08:14
The rise, fall and rise again of a Jewish Chicago neighborhood

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, 20/12/2019 13:34
Chicago university drops faculty member over Holocaust question

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, 01/12/2019 20:44
Watch: Terrorists' names read aloud in Chicago

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, 29/11/2019 04:04
Watch: Motorized cart goes wild, nearly hits jet at airport

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, 02/10/2019 12:36
Chicago investigating series of graffiti incidents

Chicago investigating series of graffiti incidents

Chicago police investigating series of graffiti incidents on the same afternoon as a possible hate crime.Ben Ariel, 09/08/2019 05:11
Outgoing Chicago Jewish Federation director raised $8 billion

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, 03/07/2019 08:45
Special prosecutor appointed in Jussie Smollett case

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, 23/06/2019 22:38
High school pulls support for teacher training on 'Palestine'

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, 01/06/2019 23:06
High schools pull yearbooks over anti-Semitic, Nazi messages.

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

Students in two Chicago suburbs set to graduate without their yearbooks.Yvette Alt Miller, JTA, 25/05/2019 22:36
Watch: Chicago Jews worried amid string of anti-Semitic attacks

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, 23/05/2019 19:28
Police: Smashed cars outside Chicago synagogue not hate crime

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, 23/05/2019 08:14
Chicago synagogue target of arson attacks

Chicago synagogue target of arson attacks

Molotov Cocktails found after vandals attempt to set fire to downtown Chicago synagogue twice.Marcy Oster/JTA, 20/05/2019 15:22
Farrakhan talks of 'Satanic Jews' at Catholic church address

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, 10/05/2019 12:47
London kosher food outlet to be named for shooting victim

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, 30/04/2019 11:27
Chicago seeks payment from Jussie Smollett after charges dropped

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, 31/03/2019 09:51
In surprise reversal, charges dropped against Jussie Smollett

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, 27/03/2019 07:37
Chicago kosher deli employing special needs workers is closing

Chicago kosher deli employing special needs workers is closing

Owner says exploring new business with will fit employees' skill set.Marcy Oster, JTA, 13/03/2019 09:46
Actor Jussie Smollett indicted by grand jury on 16 felony counts

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, 10/03/2019 19:50
Actor Jussie Smollett arrested for fake 'MAGA' attack report

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, 21/02/2019 18:39
Police charge actor with filing false report of assault

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, 21/02/2019 13:56
Police believe actor paid assailants in fake hate crime

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, 18/02/2019 09:44
African American actor Jussie Smollett assaulted in Chicago

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, 30/01/2019 00:11
Hebrew U to open tech centers in Chicago, Paraguay and China

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, 25/01/2019 09:15
Organizers cancel Chicago Women’s March

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, 28/12/2018 07:30
Alan Dershowitz pushes back on Farrakhan's 'showdown' challenge

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, 25/11/2018 21:20
Four dead in shooting incident in Chicago

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, 20/11/2018 04:01
Image of swastika sent to high school students in Chicago

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, 12/11/2018 04:08
Illinois Nazi loses congressional race by huge margin

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, 07/11/2018 09:19
US citizen charged with support for ISIS

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, 21/10/2018 06:39
Orthodox Jewish man shot dead in Chicago

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, 03/10/2018 05:28
Rahm Emanuel won't seek a third term in office

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, 05/09/2018 03:37
Police sleep as Chicago experiences crime wave

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, 21/08/2018 15:31
Chicago ball field renamed in memory of Jewish teen

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, 14/08/2018 16:16
'Kosher restaurants need non-Jewish consumers, too'

'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, 22/07/2018 22:07
After banning Jewish flag, Chicago Dyke March displays PLO flags

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, 26/06/2018 07:51
Head of Chicago's Jewish community stepping down after 40 years

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, 12/06/2018 13:52
Twitter punishes Louis Farrakhan following anti-Semitic rant

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, 10/06/2018 23:01
Farrakhan ratchets up anti-Semitism in latest sermon

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, 28/05/2018 11:24
Driver who kicked passenger out for speaking Hebrew suspended

Driver who kicked passenger out for speaking Hebrew suspended

Uber suspends Chicago driver accused of kicking out Israeli diplomat.JTA, 04/05/2018 15:12
Summer camps offer kids an immersion in Israel’s tech prowess

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, 10/02/2018 23:29
Holocaust-denying anti-Semite to be nominee for Congress

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, 05/02/2018 14:05
Hitler homework assignment angers parents

Hitler homework assignment angers parents

Chicago middle school slammed for having students make cartoons about Europe's appeasement of Nazis before WWII.JTA, 14/12/2017 22:47
 A Jewish politician who risked his career to protect Israeli children

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, 13/11/2017 14:42
Arab terrorist to be deported from US on Tuesday

Arab terrorist to be deported from US on Tuesday

Rasmea Odeh was convicted of killing two Israelis in a supermarket bombing.Tzvi Lev, 17/09/2017 12:06
Jewish owner of Chicago-area deli apologizes for Nazi cartoon

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, 04/09/2017 22:15
'Zioness' activists shunned at Chicago feminist march

'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, 13/08/2017 22:47
Feminist leaders to allow Jewish symbols at Chicago march

Feminist leaders to allow Jewish symbols at Chicago march

Slutwalk Chicago walks back ban on Jewish symbols.JTA and Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/08/2017 17:29
Anti-Semitic feminism? Feminist event bans Star of David

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, 27/07/2017 16:30