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, 12/24/2019, 8:14 AM
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, 12/20/2019, 1:34 PM
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, 10/16/2019, 6:39 PM
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, 2/16/2019, 7:18 PM
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, 2/15/2019, 11:09 PM
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, 1/24/2019, 10:17 PM
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, 1/22/2019, 4:16 PM
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, 12/13/2018, 2:42 AM
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, 12/9/2018, 2:15 PM
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, 11/7/2018, 9:19 AM
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, 7/8/2018, 11:00 PM
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, 7/5/2018, 9:01 PM
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, 6/12/2018, 1:52 PM
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, 6/10/2018, 11:01 PM
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, 6/3/2018, 10:40 PM
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, 5/28/2018, 11:24 AM
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, 3/5/2018, 11:11 AM
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, 2/5/2018, 2:05 PM
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, 9/7/2017, 5:31 PM
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, 4/12/2017, 9:30 PM
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, 3/19/2017, 4:19 PM
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, 2/5/2017, 6:47 PM
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, 12/7/2016, 5:06 AM
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, 8/25/2016, 4:14 AM
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, 12/13/2015, 9:26 AM
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, 8/23/2015, 12:29 PM
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, 5/19/2015, 3:07 PM
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, 11/17/2014, 7:55 AM
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, 4/25/2013, 1:16 PM
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, 4/21/2013, 3:43 PM
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, 3/2/2012, 12:37 PM