DuPage County could be forced to pay unspecified monetary damages now that a federal judge has overturned the county board's rejection of a planned Islamic education facility near Naperville.

The Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which filed suit against DuPage on behalf of administrators from the Irshad Learning Center, is praising U.S. District Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer for reversing the DuPage County Board's January 2010 decision.

Pallmeyer found in her ruling late last week that the county board made an "arbitrary and capricious" decision by denying a conditional-use permit for the Irshad Learning Center, which bought a property at 25W030 75th St. near Naperville.

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