Illinois


Agudath Israel Holds Midwest Rabbanim Conference

The Midwest Agudath Israel Council of Synagogue Rabbonim held its 8th annual conference on July 18–19, at the Schaumburg Renaissance Hotel in the Chicago suburbs. With over 55 Rabbis in…

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Midwest Agudath Israel Convention Begins

“MiK’amcha Yisrael : Reaching Heights, Rising Higher” is the theme of the Midwest Agudah Convention 2017, which began Thursday evening at the Renaissance Schaumberg Hotel in Schaumberg, Illinois. At the…

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Illinois, the Deadbeat State

The state of Illinois has a proud heritage, reflected in its various nicknames like The Prairie State and Land of Lincoln, and the official state motto, State Sovereignty, National Union.…

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Supreme Court Declines to Hear Blagojevich Appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday passed on hearing former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s appeal of his conviction and 14-year prison sentence on sweeping corruption charges. The justices’ succinct denial…

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Illinois Cuts Off 11 Companies for Boycotting Israel

Illinois has become the first state in the union to implement recently passed sanctions on companies for boycotting Israel, The Jerusalem Post reported on Sunday. An Illinois state agency named…

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Death Toll in Mo. and Ill. at Least 20

Though the Mississippi River and its tributaries didn’t top the 19 vulnerable levees that federal officials were monitoring, the dangers from a rare winter flood remained throughout Missouri and parts…

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5 People Die in Flash Flood in Illinois

A southern Illinois coroner said three adults and two children have drowned after the vehicle they were riding in was swept away and sank in a rain-swollen creek. Marion County…

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