President Joe Biden speaks during an event on protecting retirement in the State Dining Room of the White House, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo / Andrew Harnik)

The launch of the anti-Islamophobia effort has been anticipated for months after the administration in May released a national strategy to combat antisemitism that made passing reference to countering hatred against Muslims.

A worker cleans an area in the historical Sunehri mosque, ahead of the upcoming Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Wednesday, March 22, 2023. (AP Photo / Muhammad Sajjad)

For the next 30 days, Muslims will refrain from eating or drinking anything — even the tiniest sip of water — from sunrise to sunset. Many will more strictly observe prayers, donate to charity and devote more time to reading the Quran as they seek to draw closer to God.

President Barack Obama on Wednesday visited a U.S. mosque for the first time during his presidency. We speak with a Chicagoan who was one of 10 Muslim-Americans invited to sit down and talk with the president before he delivered a speech on religious tolerance.

The former "Meet the Press" moderator and White House correspondent was raised in a two-faith household but without much in the way of belief. His marriage to a Christian woman and their decision to raise their children as Jewish sparked a spiritual journey.

Picasso, a historic opportunity for the Blackhawks and a mass bike ride. Chicago Tonight knows what's going on this weekend.

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A new religion census reveals the results of 236 faiths polled around the country. Which religions are growing, and which are not? We break down the numbers.