Bruce Rauner, Governor

State Links Skip to Content Skip to State Links

 Health & Safety
 Family & Home
 About Illinois

Stay Informed

Your Government

Illinois Flag Honors

Inspector General

 IGNN: State/All Press Release

The State of Illinois News page provides access to the Illinois Government News Network and all state press releases.

July 28, 2014

Governor Quinn Statement on Eid al-Fitr

CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today issued the following statement on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan:

"Today, Muslims across Illinois and the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the 'festival of the breaking of the fast,' which signifies a commitment to compassion, hope and generosity.

“I was honored to host a traditional 'Iftar' meal at the Executive Mansion for Illinois’ Muslim American community leaders on July 2, continuing a new tradition I was proud to start last year.

“Now, after the sacrifice and reflection of Ramadan, Eid al-Fitr is a time for community. This is a day to focus on service to others and a time to act generously to those in need.

“To all of those breaking the fast, ‘Eid Mubarak!’”


News Categories

 Governor's Office
 Lt. Governor's Office
 Economic Development
 Flag Honors
 Health/Human Services
 Opportunity Returns

News Resources

 Search the News
 IIS Radio News
 RSS News Feeds
 e-News Subscriptions
 Communications Office
 Privacy Statement


Sign up for an e-news subscription
Copyright © 2015 State of Illinois Site Map | Illinois Privacy Info | Kids Privacy | Web Accessibility | Contact Us