June 27, 2014

Statement from Mayor Rahm Emanuel on the Occasion of Ramadan

Mayor's Press Office    312.744.3334

"On behalf of the City of Chicago, I send my warmest wishes to the Muslim families of Chicago, and all those around the world who are celebrating the sacred month of Ramadan. Ramadan is a time for thoughtful reflection, fasting and devotion. It is also an opportunity to strengthen family ties, help those less fortunate, and show compassion towards our neighbors. Chicago is the most American of American cities and our Muslim community contributes in many ways to the civic, cultural and economic fabric of our city. As we celebrate Ramadan, we join together in also celebrating the vibrant Muslim community in Chicago that contributes to the diversity of our great city. The City of Chicago is proud to recognize and support its Muslim community. I wish everyone a blessed month. Ramadan Kareem.”