CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today issued the following statement on the beginning of Ramadan, which begins at sunset June 28th:
“To all Illinois families observing Ramadan, I extend my warmest wishes.
“The sacred month of Ramadan is a time of sacrifice and reflection. Ramadan offers an opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to peace and justice through the power of faith.
“Illinois’ Muslim American community is rich in its diversity, and Ramadan reminds us that our common bonds far outweigh our differences.
“I wish everyone a blessed and meaningful Ramadan.”