DuPage County's board has given the go-ahead for a new Muslim community center to be built, but without a dome to cover its religious worship space. The Pin Oak Community Center is slated for construction on an unincorporated residential plot near west suburban Lombard.
The Dupage County Board has approved a proposal to build a mosque in unincorporated Willowbrook.Backers of the mosque had been struggling to get their proposal through the Dupage County Board for several months.
DuPage County's zoning board has denied a second Muslim group its approval to build a mosque in as many months. The Muslim Educational Cultural Center of America, or MECCA, wants to tear down a house on five acres of unincorporated DuPage County, and build a new structure for worship.
Alison Cuddy hosted a roundtable discussion reviewing the top religion stories of the year. She was joined by Chicago Tribune religion reporter Manya Brachear and DePaul University religious studies professor Scott Paeth.