Chicago Rabbi Larry Dudovitz was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy in 2006.
With a staggering array of fashions from everyone and everywhere to choose from, why should American women buy clothes made by Israeli designers?
A federal judge in Chicago sentenced an American citizen to 35 years in prison for helping Islamist terrorists kill 160 people in India in 2008.
The Lollapalooza music festival scheduled to take place in Tel Aviv was canceled.
The Chicago Bears hired a Jewish head coach, Marc Trestman.
Rahm Emanuel said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu betrayed the Obama administration by announcing a new settlement expansion and the cutoff of tax transfers to the Palestinian Authority.
Kevin Youkilis is changing his Sox: The three-time All-Star was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Chicago White Sox.
The Chicago City Council urged the city's largest employee pension fund to divest from Iran.
A former Michigan congressman was sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison on for assisting a charity accused of funding Hamas and other terrorist groups.
For Mark Levin, a native of Chicago, it took a move to Iceland to turn him into a Jewish leader.
Call it circumstantial Zionism. There’s been a recent uptick in North American aliyah -- of basketball players.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel praised the city's Jewish federation for its work in and out of the Jewish community.
The Chicago Jewish community grew by 8 percent over the past decade, or more than 21,000 people, according to a new demographic study.
A federal trial involving a condo association that removed mezuzahs from residents’ doorposts opened in Chicago.
A project to help interfaith families connect Jewishly will launch soon in Chicago.
Rahm Emanuel was sworn in as the first Jewish mayor of Chicago. Emanuel, the former White House chief of staff, took the oath of office on Monday. He was elected mayor of the country's third-largest city in February after sitting mayor Richard Daley declined to seek a seventh term in office.
Judy Gaynor, a Chicago-area human rights and Jewish activist, was named to the federal body that recognizes outstanding high school scholars. President tapped Gaynor on April 27 as one of two new members of the Commission on Presidential Scholars.
Minister Louis Farrakhan at the Nation of Islam's annual meeting accused the Jewish community of pushing the United States into war with Libya and Iran. “President Obama, if you allow the Zionists to push you, to mount a military offensive against Gadhafi, and you go in and kill him and his sons as you did with Saddam Hussein and his sons, I’m warning you this is a Libyan problem, let the Libyans solve their problem among themselves,” Farrakhan said Feb. 27 during an address to the Nation of Islam’s 2011 Saviours’ Day convention in Rosemont, Ill., near Chicago.
Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel was elected mayor of Chicago.
Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel was elected mayor of Chicago on Tuesday, easily overwhelming five rivals to take the helm of the nation's third-largest city as it prepares to chart a new course without the retiring Richard M. Daley.
A U.S. appeals court upheld a deportation order against a Chicago man who was stripped of his citizenship for his role in a Nazi-operated Ukrainian police unit. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago on Monday upheld the 2007 deportation order against Osyp Firishchak, who immigrated to the United States in 1949 from what is now Ukraine and became a U.S. citizen five years later.
The Illinois Supreme Court ruled today that Rahm Emanuel can stay on the ballot for mayor of Chicago, saying in a unanimous decision that he meets the state's residency requirements despite spending most of the last year as White House chief of staff.
The Illinois Supreme Court ordered Rahm Emanuel's name back on the ballot for Chicago mayor. A day after a state appellate court panel ordered that Emanuel's name be removed from the ballot because he had not lived in the city for a year before the election, as stipulated by the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners, the state's high court agreed to examine his appeal, based on already filed briefs, on an expedited basis. The court ordered that any ballots printed in the interim include his name, according to reports. Emanuel has spent the last two years living in Washington while serving as President Obama's White House chief of staff.
An Illinois court ruled Rahm Emanuel ineligible to run for mayor of Chicago. The state's Appellate Court in a 2-1 decision ordered that Emanuel's name be removed from the ballot. Opponents of the former White House chief of staff had said his two years in Washington disqualified him from running because the city's Board of Election Commissioners requires that a mayoral candidate live in Chicago for a year before the election, which takes place in February.
Rahm Emanuel cleared another hurdle in his bid for mayor of Chicago on Tuesday when a Cook County judge agreed with the city’s election board that his name should appear on the ballot.
Jewish marathon runners are racing to complain about the timing of the Chicago Marathon, which is set for the day after Yom Kippur. The runners have called and sent e-mails to the Bank of America Chicago, the marathon's sponsor, saying that they will not be able to take in enough carbohydrate-laden food following the fast in time to prepare for the 26.2-mile run on Oct. 9, the Chicago Tribune reported Tuesday.
Agents from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are in Chicago to beef up security at Jewish institutions.
One thing Rahm Emanuel is not, all agree, is the president-elect's conciliatory signal to the Jewish community after a campaign fraught with worries that Obama would tip toward even-handedness in dealing with the Middle East
President-elect Barack Obama’s pick of Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.) will put a tough, proven political operator at the center of a new Administration. It also raises the profile of a Chicago Jewish family firmly rooted in the worlds of Hollywood, medicine, politics . . . and Judaism.
" . . . My mother came from Bialystock, near the Russo-Polish border, a very cosmopolitan town decimated by the Nazis. My father came from a suburb [and was] a tailor. Chicago is the biggest Polish population of any city outside of Warsaw . . . "
Jason Marquis became the first Jewish pitcher to hit a grand slam since 1950.
Jewish friends, colleagues and supporters from Chicago say Barack Obama's Yiddishe neshumah -- Jewish soul -- makes him the right candidate. Official campaign video.
The grass-roots organization was formed when two Chicago-area rabbis came to the Democratic candidate's campaign wanting to help counter rumors that they feel have been spread about the senator
More than 300 rabbis from across the country and across the denominations are publicly backing Barack Obama for president. Said the rabbis: 'We feel it is our duty as Jewish leaders to fight for the truth and against Lashon Hara.'
The namesake of the famous company Sara Lee discusses her father's early expeierments with cheesecake and how he decided to name the company he founded after her. From Jewish Cooking In America with Joan Nathan.
With more than 64,000 members, the American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest organization of its type in the world. The group aims to improve the quality of libraries and to ensure equal access to information for all. This mission has included advocacy when libraries or librarians are in danger.
More than 2.77 million Chicagoans work, live and play in nearly 100 distinctive neighborhoods, divided by ethnicity, class and geography.
Irv Kupcinet, the legendary Chicago Sun-Times columnist for 60 years, died Monday, Nov. 10 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
From my seat on the stage of the ornate Grand Ballroom at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, I look out from behind a beautiful bouquet of purple and red flowers at the assembling audience of nearly 1,000 people. I study the faces of Shoah survivors, sitting with their sons, daughters and grandchildren.