A Ramadan sign created by Suzanne Jaber of The Eid Shop is displayed in Dearborn Heights, Mich., on Monday, March 27, 2023. More businesses are selling Ramadan and Eid items, including DIY kits, lanterns and napkin holders. She began crafting and selling her own dedicated Ramadan and Eid decorations and now ships items across the U.S. and world.
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Muslim Illinoisans mark Eid al-Fitr

Now that life has settled into a new normal, we checked in to see what pandemic-era changes were permanent, and how Muslim Illinoisans are celebrating Eid al-Fitr this year. To discuss it, The 21st was joined by an imam and theology teacher.

The 21st—Thursday, May 21, 2020

Today on The 21st: changes coming to Illinois' stay-at-home orders and an update on the legislative session, introverts thriving (or struggling) at home, and celebrating Eid at the end of Ramadan during the pandemic.

Illinois House Majority Leader Greg Harris, D-Chicago, outlines a $39.9 billion state budget plan to the House Executive Committee, Saturday, June 1, 2019.
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Wrapping Up The Legislative Session; Zakat

It took two extra days, but the Illinois General Assembly has wrapped up its spring session. And there are big changes on the way: sports betting, legal cannabis, infrastructure spending, and a whole lot more. We’ll check in with Democratic and Republican leaders about what they did and why. Plus, Ramadan is a time of fasting, prayer and charity for Muslims. The holy month concludes tonight. We’ll speak with imams here in Illinois about how their mosques are giving back.

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