Source: Daily Southtown
On January 19, 2005 the Daily Southtown reported, "Orland Park's controversial mosque is rising out of the dark mud of its site along 104th Avenue. More than three months after the developer broke ground, the foundation has been placed and steel bars are being installed for the walls of the Orland Park Prayer Center... Mosque officials still expect it to be open by the holy month of Ramadan, which begins in early October. The mosque is likely to draw a congregation from the growing Muslim community in Orland Park and surrounding towns. Many local Muslims will welcome the convenience of no longer having to make the 20-minute drive to the mosque in Bridgeview for services, according to the Orland Park mosque organizers."