McHenry County Muslim group awaits decision on mosque
MCHENRY COUNTY, ILL. A Muslim organization based in McHenry County is hoping to find a permanent home in Kane County, Ill., according to a story in the Daily Herald.
The American Muslim Community Organization, which has rented out facilities over the last decade, wants to add a 750-foot addition to a home near Carpentersville and convert the residence into a mosque.
The group got an OK from Kane County’s Zoning Board earlier this month, and met with the development committee of the county board last week.
Opponents object locating a mosque on a property designed for residential use, and are concerned with potential traffic problems. They also brought up concerns over the house’s septic system, designed for use by a single family, handling what the organization’s leaders say could be up to 30 people.
Fazal Khan, president of the Muslim organization, says the total number of people gathering for prayer ranges between eight to 30, and he doesn’t anticipate rapid growth.
The county’s development committee has ordered a health department review of the septic system before approving the mosque application.
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