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Illinois Jewish cemetery graves defaced with swastikas

Vandalism of Waukegan, Illinois cemetery also includes message supporting Kanye West.

Illinois Jewish cemetery graves defaced with swastikas

GOP candidate for Illinois governor blasted for comparing abortion to the Holocaust

Republican Illinois governor candidate Darren Bailey under fire for 2017 video stating that Holocaust 'doesn't even compare' to abortion.

GOP gov. candidate blasted for comparing abortion to Holocaust

'Jacki's kindness and warmth touched us all'

Synagogue, Jewish community mourn Jacki Sundheim, Jewish woman killed in Highland Park massacre on the 4th of July.

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Watch: Highland Park parade volunteer describes shooting

A Highland Park, Illinois resident and longtime parade volunteer talks about what he witnessed as the shooting took place.

Watch: Highland Park parade volunteer describes shootingplayer

22-year old suspect in Highland Park mass shooting taken into custody

After short chase, police arrest suspected rooftop shooter eight hours after shooting at 4th of July parade.

Suspect in Highland Park mass shooting taken into custody

NYPD to monitor 4th of July gatherings in wake of Illinois mass shooting

4th of July events going ahead as scheduled amid concerns of a possible copycat shooting during NYC festivities.

NYPD to monitor 4th of July gatherings in wake of tragedy

ZAKA: Elderly Jewish man among the dead in 4th of July shooting

Several Jewish people also among the wounded in Illinois mass shooting on America's Independence Day.

ZAKA: Elderly Jewish man among the dead in 4th of July shooting

Foreign Min: Jewish casualties reported in Illinois mass shooting

Unknown number of Jews among the 6 dead, 19 wounded in shooting at 4th of July parade, Israel's Foreign Ministry says.

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6 killed shot in mass shooting at Illinois 4th of July parade

Police on scene as terrified parade-goers flee scene of mass shooting on US Independence Day.

6 killed in mass shooting at Illinois 4th of July paradeplayer

One dead in Illinois shooting

Three are dead or injured after a shooting at all Illinois car parts manufacturer location.

One dead in Illinois shooting

U of Illinois student charged with hate crime for throwing rock at Jews

Student attending pro-Palestinian protest outside Hillel building throws rock at Jewish students sitting on an outdoor patio.

U of Illinois student charged for throwing rock at Jews

Illinois town hit with series of antisemitic and hate incidents

Evanston experiences two serious hate incidents over several week span, leading parents to demand increased transparency from police.

Illinois town hit with series of antisemitic and hate incidents

Giant swastika poster hung at Illinois high school

School urged to launch full investigation into incident in which swastika was hung in bathroom by a student and posted to social media.

Giant swastika poster hung at Illinois high school

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign blocks student BDS bill

Student government bill endorsing a pro-BDS referendum was blocked by university administration as well as a student judiciary panel.

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign blocks student BDS bill

Antisemitic flyers found in Illinois blame Ukraine war on Jewish conspiracy

Antisemitic flyers blaming Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on a Jewish conspiracy were discovered in several Chicago suburbs.

Flyers found in Illinois blame Ukraine war on Jewish conspiracy

Watch: Illinois high schoolers stage walkout over mask mandate

"We’ve complied for two years. The science no longer supports it. Neither do we."

Watch: Illinois high schoolers stage walkout over mask mandate

Synagogue and church partner teach a lesson of coexistence

In wake of Colleyville hostage crisis, Rabbi Ari Hart speaks about his congregation's partnership with a local African American church

Synagogue, church partner teach a lesson of coexistenceplayer

2 Democratic lawmakers carjacked carjacked within 24 hours

Illinois State Senate Majority Leader and Pennsylvania Congresswoman both have their cars stolen less than a day apart.

2 Democratic lawmakers carjacked at gunpoint within 24 hours

Illinois divests pension fund from Unilever over Israel boycott

Illinois Investment Policy Board unanimously votes to divest from Unilever over Ben & Jerry's boycott of Jewish communities.

Illinois divests pension fund from Unilever over Israel boycott

Tornadoes hit Amazon warehouse in Illinois, at least 6 dead

At least six Amazon workers killed at warehouse which was hit by tornadoes in Edwardsville, Illinois.

Tornadoes hit Amazon warehouse in Illinois, 6 deadplayer

Illinois Department of Health reports first human case of rabies in nearly 70 years

Illinois Health Dept. warns: 'Be aware of bats that could be in your home.'

Illinois reports first human case of rabies in nearly 70 years

Illinois to take action against Ben & Jerry's

Illinois regulators to warn Ben & Jerry’s to reverse its boycott of Judea and Samaria or face divestment by the state.

Illinois to take action against Ben & Jerry's

'Kill the Jews': Arab mob attacks pro-Israel rally in Illinois

Arab mob crashes pro-Israel rally in Illinois, torching Israeli flag, attacking demonstrators, and calling for massacre of Jews.

'Kill the Jews': Arab mob attacks pro-Israel rally in Illinois

Watch: Chicago mayor, Illinois governor booed at Sox's opener

Fox responded to Chicago's mayor, Illinois governor being booed loudly at White Sox's home opener with crime skyrocketing in the city.

Watch: Chicago mayor, Illinois governor booed at Sox's opener player

First US university-affiliated Jewish housing to open next year at U of Illinois

After a 5-year wait, Jewish students at Illinois college will become the first in America to have their own official Jewish living quarters.

First US university-affiliated Jewish housing to open next year

Illinois Congresswoman apologizes for Hitler reference at rally

Rep. Mary Miller apologizes for saying in a speech that “Hitler was right on one thing”, stresses support for Israel and Jewish community.

Illinois Congresswoman apologizes for Hitler reference at rally

Synagogue windows smashed in Peoria, Illinois

Reform synagogue in Peoria, Illinois vandalized, with multiple windows broken.

Synagogue windows smashed in Peoria, Illinois

University of Illinois Student Government passes BDS resolution

Illini Chabad: 'BDS was only able to pass this time because system was manipulated after student gov't stacked with anti-Israel students.'

University of Illinois Student Government passes BDS resolution

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.

Hebrew classes on the rise in Chicago-area public schools

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.

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

Was a university presentation anti-Zionist or anti-Semitic?

University of Illinois chancellor says presentation to residence-hall advisers incited division and anger instead of fostering dialogue.

Was a university presentation anti-Zionist or anti-Semitic?

Illinois: Shooter was fired before shooting incident

Friday's Aurora, Illinois, shooting left five civilians dead and five police officers injured, local police say.

Illinois: Shooter was fired before shooting incident

Several injured in shooting in Illinois

At least four officers and multiple civilians injured in shooting at Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois. Shooter apprehended.

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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.

How a Jewish brother and sister are making political history

Orthodox rabbi appointed to serve Illinois State Legislature

Rabbi Yechiel Kalish becomes first rabbi to ever serve in Illinois State Legislature.

Orthodox rabbi appointed to serve Illinois State Legislature

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.

Illinois board rules Airbnb violating state laws

Watch: Naperville's first ice Menorah

Naperville recently celebrated Hanukkah but this year with a cool twist.

Watch: Naperville's first ice Menorahplayer

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.

Illinois Nazi loses congressional race by huge margin

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.

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

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.

Illinois gov to neo-Nazi candidate: Drop out now