A leader of the Morton Grove mosque that was damaged by air rifle shots on Friday said he thinks the man being held should be charged with a hate crime.
A man allegedly fired a pellet rifle at a mosque in the northern suburb of Morton Grove Friday night while 500 people prayed inside.
No one complained when a Christian church was planning to build a new facility in Naperville, but protests erupted after the plans fell through and the church began talking about selling the land to a mosque.
Board members voted 13-5 to support a conditional-use permit for Muslim Educational and Cultural Center of America, which wants to build on nearly five wooded acres along 91st Street near Route 83.
Proposals for a mosque near Willowbrook remain up in the air. The DuPage County Board Tuesday sent the mosque proposal back to committee for further discussion.
A group that is planning to build a mosque in DuPage County has suffered a setback.
More than 60 firefighters are battling a blaze in a mosque in the West Side Garfield Park neighborhood.
The DuPage County Zoning Board of Appeals has overwhelmingly rejected a petition by an Islamic group to operate a religious center in an unincorporated area near West Chicago.