SYCAMORE – A 70-year-old DeKalb man accused of pulling Muslim headwear off a woman at Walmart accepted a plea deal Tuesday to serve two years of court supervision. Michael E. Dickey, of the 200 block of Augusta Avenue, was originally charged with two counts of a hate crime, as well […]

DeKalb man charged with hate crime accepts plea deal, 2 ...

WASHINGTON — A Democratic primary for a House seat in Illinois is pitting a J Street candidate against a longtime incumbent who’s been an ally of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, also known as AIPAC. The progressive upstart Marie Newman is challenging Rep. Dan Lipinski in Illinois’s 3rd District. […]

Illinois Democratic primary pits J Street against AIPAC

In this week’s roundup: The federal government has been prosecuting people for hate crimes, impact from last week’s Hate Report scoop, Richard Spencer’s struggles and a lynching mural in a high school finally gets painted over. Ever since Attorney General Jeff Sessions took over the Department of Justice, the jury […]

The Hate Report: Signs that Jeff Sessions is bringing hate ...

Rewarding Bad Behavior As many of you know, Arab Americans face systemic harassment, detention, and occasionally deportation by Israeli authorities upon attempting to enter Israel or Palestine.  It’s so bad that even the State Department once said it’s “concerned at the unequal treatment that Palestinian-Americans and other Arab-Americans receive at Israel’s borders and […]

Countdown Vol 17 No 15: Things Won’t Be The Same

By: Judge William J. Haddad (Ret.)/Arab America Contributing Writer In 2009 I chaired the implementation of The Council of Arab Religious Leaders of Chicagoland (ARC) which consisted of Christian and Muslim Clerics. At our June 20, 2009 “Unity Celebration” I hailed our community’s ability to “share our common cultural traditions […]

Diversity: The Struggle and the Celebration of Arab-Americans

The 10th Annual PCRF Chicago Fundraising Dinner is Saturday, March 17th  at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare. Sponsorship packages, table options and ticket info can be found HERE Over the past 10 years, the Chicago community has come together and built two pediatric cancer centers, supported medical missions, and saved the lives of […]

PCRF Chicago- 10th Annual Fundraising Dinner

Editorial, 02/24/2018 (excerpted) Pritzker has what it takes to lead the charge. And, frankly, Pritzker offers Democrats their best chance to defeat Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner Among the essential leaders in building Chicago’s vibrant tech industry, which barely existed two decades ago, has been J.B. Pritzker, whom we endorse in […]

Chicago Sun-Times Endorses J.B. Pritzker

“Crain’s has covered J.B. Pritzker for years, and the man we’ve gotten to know in that time is a smart and pragmatic leader. Based on that record, we’re endorsing him in the Democratic primary….  [H]e’s in favor of a progressive income tax… [H]e’s running on a credible business track record […]

Crain’s Chicago Picks Pritzker

(Hon. Rouhy Shalabi, Appellate Justice Jesse Reyes, Judge Haddad (ret.), Judge Izzy Desierto, Past-President of the Illinois Judges Association, pictured above) Hon. William J. Haddad was honored by Northern Illinois University College of Law with the “Excellence in Service and Leadership Award”. Hon. William Haddad gave an outstanding acceptance talk, with […]

Hon. William J. Haddad Receives Excellence in Service and Leadership ...

An Oklahoma man convicted of the hate-motivated killing of his Lebanese American neighbor was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without parole. Stanley Majors was convicted earlier this month of first-degree murder for fatally shooting his next-door neighbor in the city of Tulsa, because of his hatred of the neighbor’s […]

Life in prison for US man who killed Lebanese neighbor