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  1. Article number 1 - Policy Recommendations from MAAC
  2. Article number 2 - Governor's “Iftar” Dinner
  3. Article number 3 - Public Notice of Regularly Scheduled Meetings
  4. Article number 4 - Illinois’ Muslim American Community is one of Extraordinary Diversity
  •  Policy Recommendations from MAACPolicy Recommendations from MAAC

    SPRINGFIELD – The Muslim American Advisory Council submits a semiannual report to the governor, commending him for his strong support for the community while offering numerous recommendations concerning economic development, public health and safety, and education.

    Third Semiannual Report

    Second Semiannual Report

    First Semiannual Report

  •  Governor Quinn Hosts First-ever “Iftar” Dinner at Executive MansionGovernor's “Iftar” Dinner

    SPRINGFIELD – In 1805, Thomas Jefferson was the first U.S. President to observe Ramadan in the White House with a sunset dinner for Sidi Soliman Mellimelli, a Tunisian who was the first Muslim envoy to the United States. Presidents Bill Clinton, George Bush and Barack Obama have all hosted Iftar meals in the White House.

  •  Public Notice of Regularly Scheduled Meetings 2015Public Notice of Regularly Scheduled Meetings

    CHICAGO – During Calendar Year 2015, the regular meetings of the Muslim American Advisory Council will be held every third Tuesday of the month. An agenda for each regular meeting will be posted at the James R. Thompson Center, where the meeting is to be held, and on the website at least forty eight (48) hours in advance of the holding of the meeting. Please check the website for updates to times and locations of regular meetings.

    2015 MAAC Meetings Schedule

  •  Illinois’ Muslim American Community is one of Extraordinary DiversityIllinois’ Muslim American Community is one of Extraordinary Diversity

    CHICAGO – Members represent many ethnicities and national origins, from African Americans and South Asians to Bosnia and Turkey. They speak many different languages, and represent a variety of professions, including lawyers, business owners, professors and community activists.

    Islamic Cultural Sensitivity Guide