This year, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn hosted an iftar for Muslim leaders, including members of the Muslim American Advisory Council (MAAC). The event is the first of its kind in Illinois, which is the only state to have a Muslim advisory council.Governor Quinn shared his Ramadan greetings earlier this month.
Statement by Governor Pat Quinn on the Occasion of Ramadan:
Saturday, July 6, 2013
CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today released the following statement regarding the month of Ramadan.
â€œOn behalf of the people of Illinois, let me extend warm wishes to the 400, 000 Muslim Americans across Illinois on the occasion of Ramadan which begins this week.
â€œThis holy month is a sacred period of fasting and sacrifice. It is a time to cleanse to compassion and justice.
â€œRamadan is a reminder to us all of the uplifing power of faith, of our common bonds and of the importance of the Muslim American community to Illinoisâ€™ rich fabric. Blessed Ramadan!â€