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

Perhaps there has never been a more important time for us to exercise our democratic rights and vote.  Our community must let our voice be heard now.  All of us must vote. There are over 72,000 registered voters in the Greater Chicagoland area of middle eastern heritage. Together, this is a […]


IT TOOK the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals 70 days to issue its ruling in International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) v Trump, a challenge to Donald Trump’s third attempt to ban travel from countries he deems threatening to America. We now know what took the 13 judges so long: the […]

Another appeals court blocks travel ban 3.0

   A Muslim charity in Florida has raised thousands of dollars for the victims of the high school shooting in Parkland and their families.   Three Islamic groups rallied together under The South Florida Muslim Federation, Inc. banner to launch an online crowd funding site. They said the money would […]

Florida shooting: Muslim groups raise thousands to help victims and ...

 Op-Ed By Chairman of AMVOTE PAC, Judge William Haddad (Ret.) AMVOTE’s position on Gubernatorial Endorsement of J.B Pritzker   February 16, 2018   AMVOTE PAC (est. 2006) is now the first Arab-American Political Action Committee in Illinois history. Our strong voter outreach initiatives seek to use political power to achieve […]

AMVOTE Speaks Out

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries violates the U.S. Constitution by discriminating on the basis of religion, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday in another legal setback for the policy. The Richmond-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, on a 9-4 […]

U.S. court says Trump travel ban unlawfully discriminates against Muslims