West suburban mosque denied permit

December 3, 2010 4:40:05 AM PST
The DuPage County Zoning Board of Appeals has denied a permit for a mosque wanting to operate in unincorporated West Chicago.

The board met in Wheaton Thursday night and voted 6 to 1 against issuing what is called a conditional use permit.

The county has previously cited the Islamic center's leaders for zoning and other violations at the property. They had wanted to turn a home they bought out of foreclosure into a prayer center and food pantry.