Posted April 25, 2008, meeting occurred April 15
Glenview Village President Kerry Cummins shakes hands with the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslims, during his April 15 visit to Chicago.
Glenview Village President Kerry Cummings joined Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and Chicago Mayor Richard Daley to welcome the Aga Khan, spritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, to Chicago April 15.
The visit was part of an eight-day visit to the U.S., which also included stops in Texas, California and Georgia. It was planned as part of the Ismaili community’s commemoration of the Aga Khan’s 50th year as the community’s leader.
The sect, who number about 7,000 in the Chicago area, is building a 26,000-square-foot house of worship and community center on 9.3. acres on Shermer Road north of Golf Road.
Cummings and the other leaders met with the Aga Khan at a luncheon sponsored by the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and the University of Illinois Foundation.