Tag: Chicago

Orthodox, Eruv, Ameren, Champaign-Urbana

Orthodox Jews in Champaign-Urbana Illinois Construct Eruv With Help of Mayor, Volunteers and Ameren

The small but active Orthodox Jewish community of Champaign-Urbana, Ill., had a problem: The area did not have the necessary infrastructure to accommodate the observant religious community during its celebration of Shabbat. Many Orthodox families were not sending their children to the local University of Illinois, and those Orthodox Jewish…

Lori Lightfoot

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Tells Police Not to Assist ICE

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot wrote a letter to President Donald Trump on Sunday telling him exactly why, in no uncertain terms, Chicago police would not be assisting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) with the promised raids. In the letter, Lightfoot explained that last Friday she ordered the city police department “not…