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CAIR-Chicago, Attorneys to Announce Settlement of City of Des Plaines Mosque Zoning Case

CAIR National logoCity of Des Plaines and Society of American Bosnians and Herzegovinians Reach Settlement on Mosque Zoning

(CHICAGO, IL 6/6/17) — TODAY, June 6th, 2017 the Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Anthony J. Peraica & Associates, Ltd., and Holland & Knight LLP will announce that the City of Des Plaines and the Society of American Bosnians and Herzegovinians have reached a just resolution over the proposed construction of a mosque in Des Plaines, IL.

AIC, now known as the Society of American Bosnians and Herzegovinans (SABAH), originally filed the lawsuit against the city of Des Plaines in September 2013 after their zoning application to build a mosque was denied on various grounds.

On February 26, 2017, the United States District Court denied all of the motions for summary judgment and set a trial date in August 2017. Just over four months later, the City of Des Plaines and SABAH agreed to settle the litigation.

SABAH is a Muslim non-profit religious center whose congregation is largely composed of refugees who fled violence from their homeland of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  • WHAT: Announcement of resolution with the City of Chicago over mosque zoning
  • WHO CAIR-Chicago, Anthony J. Peraica & Associates, Ltd., SABAH
  • WHEN: TODAY, Tuesday June 6th, 2017 at 3:00pm CST
  • WHERE: CAIR-Chicago, 17 N. State Street, Suite 1500, Chicago IL, 60602

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

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CONTACT: CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab, 312-212-1520, 202-870-0166, arehab@cair.com; CAIR-Chicago Communications Coordinator Hoda Katebi, 312-212-1520, 405-413-1222, hkatebi@cair.com

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