Source: The Daily Southtown
On August 22, 2004 The Daily Southtown reported, "a Nov. 15 trial date has been set in a $6.2 million federal lawsuit by the Al Salam Mosque Foundation that accuses Palos Heights of civil rights violations and discrimination in opposing a mosque in the city. In 2000, Al Salam created a major controversy by announcing its intent to buy the Christian Reformed Church of Palos Heights' building, 6600 W. 127th St., and turn it into a mosque. Hundreds of residents petitioned the city council to buy the church for use as a recreation center, with some openly opposing the mosque, saying they did not want Muslims in their 'Christian community.' "