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

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/04/2021 14:12
First US university-affiliated Jewish housing to open next year at U of Illinois

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.Dan Verbin, 11/04/2021 20:55
Illinois Congresswoman apologizes for Hitler reference at rally

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.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 08/01/2021 21:52
Synagogue windows smashed in Peoria, Illinois

Synagogue windows smashed in Peoria, Illinois

Reform synagogue in Peoria, Illinois vandalized, with multiple windows broken.Marcy Oster, JTA, 24/05/2020 22:56
University of Illinois Student Government passes BDS resolution

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.'Mordechai Sones, 13/02/2020 09:34
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
Was a university presentation anti-Zionist or anti-Semitic?

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.Marcy Oster, JTA, 16/10/2019 18:39
Illinois: Shooter was fired before shooting incident

Illinois: Shooter was fired before shooting incident

Friday's Aurora, Illinois, shooting left five civilians dead and five police officers injured, local police say.Chana Roberts, 16/02/2019 19:18
Several injured in shooting in Illinois

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.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 15/02/2019 23:09
How a Jewish brother and sister are making political history

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, 24/01/2019 22:17
Orthodox rabbi appointed to serve Illinois State Legislature

Orthodox rabbi appointed to serve Illinois State Legislature

Rabbi Yechiel Kalish becomes first rabbi to ever serve in Illinois State Legislature.Marcy Oster/JTA, 22/01/2019 16:16
Illinois board rules Airbnb violating state laws

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, 13/12/2018 02:42
Watch: Naperville's first ice Menorah

Watch: Naperville's first ice Menorah

Naperville recently celebrated Hanukkah but this year with a cool twist.Matanel Roth, 09/12/2018 14:15
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
Illinois gov. calls on voters to ‘vote for anybody’ but neo-Nazi

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, 08/07/2018 23:00
Illinois gov to neo-Nazi candidate: Drop out now

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, 05/07/2018 21:01
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
Illinois man indicted for painting swastikas on 200 graves

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, 03/06/2018 22:40
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
Farrakhan's anti-Semitism not an issue for Democrat congressman

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, 05/03/2018 11:11
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
Jewish gubernatorial candidate drops running mate over BDS

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, 07/09/2017 17:31
Watch: Illinois men charged with conspiring to support ISIS

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, 12/04/2017 21:30
Holocaust denial, anti-Semitism at University of Illinois

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, 19/03/2017 16:19
Illinois Governor warns EU against BDS moves on 'settlements'

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, 05/02/2017 18:47
Illinois: Man does Nazi salute after confirming passer-by Jewish

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, 07/12/2016 05:06
Israel and Chicago fight BDS together

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, 25/08/2016 04:14
Lights of Evanston, Illinois menorah smashed

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, 13/12/2015 09:26
Streak of Illinois Anti-Semitic Violence Continues

Streak of Illinois Anti-Semitic Violence Continues

Anti-Semitic acts continue across Illinois as menorah outside a Chabad Jewish Center torn down for second time in months.Cynthia Blank, 23/08/2015 12:29
Illinois Passes Anti-BDS Bill

Illinois Passes Anti-BDS Bill

Bill requires State of Illinois to divest from all companies that boycott Israel.Tova Dvorin, 19/05/2015 15:07
Armed Illinois Vandal Wanted to 'Shoot Jews'

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, 17/11/2014 07:55
Gunman Kills Five in Small US Town

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, 25/04/2013 13:16
Illinois Teen Tries to Join Syrian Jabhat Al Nusra

Illinois Teen Tries to Join Syrian Jabhat 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, 21/04/2013 15:43
GOP Congressional Candidate Denies Holocaust

GOP Congressional Candidate Denies Holocaust

A Republican congressional candidate in upcoming Illinois primary denies the Holocaust, calling it “the blackest lie in history.” Rachel Hirshfeld, 02/03/2012 12:37