Fox News: Chicago suburb that wouldn’t allow mosque to pay $580,000


On June 6 Fox News reports:

“Besides the training of city employees in the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000, the agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s office requires Des Plaines to institute a process to address complaints that the city may have violated that law.

Imam Senad Agic, whose group filed the 2013 lawsuit, said the settlements are a satisfying end to what has been a very trying time, and vindication for a congregation that believed Des Plaines had discriminated against them.

“They broke our hearts when they denied us because these are Bosnian refugees who lost everything,” he said. He said that the group found a church in nearby Franklin Park that it has already turned into a mosque. But, he said, the money will “help us do renovations, construction that we need to turn the sanctuary there into a prayer hall.”

Read the full report here