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DuPage Board Delays Vote For Islamic Center Permit

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NAPERVILLE, Ill. (CBS) — The Dupage County Board today tabled a vote on a permit for an Islamic Education Center near Naperville. But officials say it’s a matter of the process, not the religion, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

The DuPage County Board put off an expected vote on granting the Irshad Learning Center a permit it was originally denied.

Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer rejected concerns about traffic, public safety and property values and ordered the permit be given.

County Board Chairman Dan Cronin says the commissioners aren’t walking away from their agreement.

“We have been immersed in this issue and struggling to do the right thing since day one. I have no doubt that we will comply with the order, the goal, the result, the objective,” said Cronin.

But some commissioners balk at being told they must vote to approve the Islamic facility. They want to find another way to grant a permit that will satisfy the judge.