an independent Tea Party group in DuPage County, IL
This was sent in an email on April 18, 2012. There are other postings if you search for "ICWS" on the Forums.
We received this not from Kevin Wiley - ICWS is trying again!
Coming Soon to the Intersection of Smith and Army Trail Road
East and west bound traffic competing for the left hand turn lane on Army Trail Road!
It’s hard to believe that after 4-years and five petitions, the Islamic Center of Western Suburbs (ICWS), located at this intersection, is once again back at the ZBA to present the same application they did on May 8th, 2012 and be evaluated with laws that have not been in effect since 2011. This is now a court order resulting from settlement discussions between the ICWS and DuPage County.
With the generous campaign contributions by members of the ICWS and similar organizations for several of our newly elected board members, the outcome of this review is uncertain even though the previous board had voted 15-3 to DENY granting conditional use.
The ICWS has in effect found a way to dismiss the previous board, add new evidence into the record, and are being allowed to side step the procedures to receive special consideration to have their zoning application reviewed against outdated laws. With a Federal lawsuit hanging over the County Board’s head, this is no longer just about Public Safety or the application of zoning laws.
A vote to grant the ICWS conditional use would set the horrible precedence that under duress the county government can be bought or threatened into submission.
Let the County Board know that you’ll stand behind them in defending the rights of all citizens.
We ask that you join us in vocalizing your opposition to such an outrageous application of the laws and protest the mere perception that our county government can be manipulated so easily. Please plan to appear at the
ZBA HEARING ON MONDAY, MAY 20th at 6 PM, 421 N. COUNTY FARM RD, ROOM 3500-B
and press for your rights and your safety concerns. Also remember to write your DuPage County Board members and let them know your dissatisfaction. You can get their contact information at www.dupageco.org under the County Board tab.