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  1. Thank You for Your Support!: A warm thank to all our supporters making this year's gala a great success! Fill out a quick survey on how we can enhance future events.
  2. Governor Pritzker & Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Message: Tune in and watch Governor Pritzker and Mayor Lori Lightfoot's warm message for CIOGC.
  3. Congresswoman Lauren Underwood & Cardinal Cupich's Message: Tune in and watch Underwood's and Cardinal Cupich's message for CIOGC.
  4. Gala Highlights: See pictures from the gala highlighting the key speakers and audience from the event.
  5. Biden's Promise:  Read more about President Biden's new infrastructure plan to build back better communities.
  6. Congrats to Senator Laura Fine: A big CONGRATS to Senator Laura Fine for being recognized as Legislator of the Year.
  7. ICN Masjid Approved Unanimously: Congratulations to ICN! City Council approves 9-0 for new Masjid in Naperville. 
                         Thank You For Your Support!

Thank you to everyone for making our 29th Annual CommUnity Gala a great success! We hope everyone had a spectacular evening! CIOGC was able to conform together with your presence to celebrate our Journey of Resilience! 

The Community Gala brought together hundreds of guests:
Muslims from various ethnic groups living in Chicago, religious leaders representing a variety of denominations and religions, and political and civic leaders from various branches of government and social institutions. Thank you again for your continued support and participation!

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Governer Pritzker's & Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Message for CIOGC
Tune in and listen to Governor Pritzker's warm message for CIOGC and the Community!
Tune in and listen to Mayor Lori Lightfoot's gracious message for CIOGC and the Community!
Tune into Congresswoman Lauren Underwood's warm message for the attendees at our gala!
Tune in and listen to Cardinal Cupich's message for CIOGC!
Annual Gala Highlights

Upcoming News & Events

          Biden’s Promise: $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

The expected promise of Biden's election was passed by both parties for a $2 trillion infrastructure plan. The Biden administration will oversee the greatest modernization of US roads, railroads, and other transportation infrastructure among the generations that have promised to create jobs and make the United States more competitive. Among those are-

  • $180 billion for research and development
  • $115 billion for roads and bridges
  • $85 billion for public transit
  • $80 billion for Amtrak and freight rail
  • $42 billion for ports and airports
  • $100 billion for broadband
  • $111 billion for water infrastructure —

This aspect includes $45 billion to prevent children from being forced to drink water from lead pipes. This crisis recently occurred in Flint, Michigan. Where the state declared a state of emergency after thousands of victims fell ill from lead poisoning. Symptoms of long-term lead exposure include anemia, cerebral edema, or behavioral problems such as anxiety and ADHD. This can slow the child's development and cause behavioral and other problems.

Planned spending covers a wide range of physical infrastructure projects such as transportation, broadband, power grids, and housing. Efforts to start advanced manufacturing. It also supports unions and home care providers for the elderly and disabled Americans, while raising funds to train millions of workers and wages for those who provide their care. With this funding budget, authorities have set goals ​​to fill the racial gap in the economy. These efforts will also focus on investments that protect against forest fires, rising seas, and hurricanes that occur in areas of low-income residents and people of color.

Congrats to Senator Laura Fine
CIOGC would like to congratulate Senator Laura Fine for her accomplishment. The Interagency Committee on Employees with Disabilities has recognized her as Legislator of the Year!
ICN New Mosque Approved by City Council Unanimously
Congratulations to the entire ICN Community! City Council unanimously voted (9-0) to approve the building of our masjid. The Islamic Center of Naperville has set plans to construct the mosque in the first phase of its 40-year plan for a new religious, educational and community center.
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