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Republican gubernatorial nominee Darren Bailey delivering his speech after winning the 2022 primary election.  Andrew Adams / USA TODAY NETWORK

GOP nominee for Illinois governor doubles down on Holocaust analogy

By Jacob Kornbluh, The ForwardPublished August 9, 2022

Darren Bailey, the Republican nominee for Illinois governor, doubled down in a campaign stop over the weekend on a previous statement that the Holocaust “doesn’t even compare” to abortion on the scale of human atrocities. He suggested that all...

Suspect in July 4 Highland Park shooting was ‘sizing up’ synagogue

Suspect in July 4 Highland Park shooting was ‘sizing up’ synagogue

By Louis Keene, The ForwardPublished July 6, 2022

The suspect in the deadly Fourth of July mass shooting in Highland Park, Illinois, paid an alarming visit to the city’s Chabad synagogue during Passover, said the congregation’s volunteer security director. “He was definitely sizing up the...

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Torah from now closed Quincy, IL synagogues finds new home in Jakarta shul

Published April 29, 2022

An update on a story the Jewish Light covered closely on the closing of B’nai Sholom synagogue in Quincy, Ill. The first time we wrote about it was in 2017, after the congregation had spent two years working with the Jewish Community Legacy Project...

AEPi house at Northwestern under investigation

AEPi house at Northwestern under investigation

Louis Keene, ForwardPublished September 28, 2021

Alpha Epsilon Pi at Northwestern University is under investigation after several people said they were drugged at the fraternity house without their consent. An email from the university sent to students and faculty Friday said it had received multiple...

Members of United Hebrew in Benton, Ill. come together for High Holiday services on Sunday night. Photo: David Baugher

For S. Illinois congregation, High Holidays offer chance to reconnect

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish LightPublished October 5, 2016

BENTON, Ill. — The chirping of crickets filters through the cool night air drifting in the open doors of a low-slung unmarked building on West Park Street in Benton, a small Illinois town of 7,000 along Interstate 57, about 100 miles southeast of St....

Schneider beats Sheyman in Illinois Democratic primary

JTAPublished March 21, 2012

NEW YORK -- Businessman Brad Schneider has emerged as the victor in a hotly contested Democratic congressional primary in Illinois. Schneider took 47 percent of the vote to 39 percent for activist Ilya Sheyman in the congressional district in Chicago’s...

Romney wins Illinois

JTAPublished March 20, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney handily won the Illinois primary, consolidating his status as frontrunner in the race for the GOP presidential contest. Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, won 47 percent of the vote with 98 percent of votes counted in...

Ill. congressional candidate denies Holocaust

JTAPublished March 1, 2012

WASHINGTON -- A candidate from Illinois for the U.S. House of Representatives and former member of the Nationalist Socialist Party is arguing that the Holocaust never happened.  In an interview Wednesday with a local news site, the Oak Lawn Patch,...

Sen. Mark Kirk

Sen. Mark Kirk recovering from stroke

JTAPublished January 23, 2012

WASHINGTON—Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), a leader on pro-Israel and Iran sanctions issues, suffered a stroke. A statement from Kirk's office said he checked himself into a hospital on Saturday, and that doctors discovered he had suffered a stroke. "Early...

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