This week the DuPage County Board is expected to vote on new rules about where places of worship can locate. The changes would allow houses of worship into all zoning districts by right, unlike before.
It was a smelly summer on the west side of Evanston — so much so that some residents are determined to run the culprit out of town.This summer, they launched a website and protested outside the Veolia Waste Transfer Station on Church Street to ratchet up pressure on the company.
Communities are having a problem with vacant properties in this recession. They’re struggling to generate tax revenues, properties are deteriorating with neglect, and neighboring property values are plummeting. Most towns are scrambling to find new tenants for these buildings: businesses,
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.
In the ten years since Sept. 11, many Muslim Americans feel they’ve had to deal with rising discrimination. Those who remember 9/11 at least understand how this started. But there’s a new generation of Muslim Americans who don’t. They were too young in 2001, or they weren’t yet born.