Willowbrook mosque approved by county

March 22, 2011 3:26:12 PM PDT
After almost a year of debate, a DuPage County board approved a plan to build a mosque near south suburban Willowbrook.

The plan calls for the 47,000-square foot structure for the Muslim Educational and Cultural Center of America to be built on 5 acres of woods along 91st Street near Route 83.

Nearby homeowners voiced concerns over what they call the possible negative impacts on their neighborhoods. The building permit comes with some restrictions on when non-worship activities can take place with no more than 597-people on the property.