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Nuns fight strip club next to convent in Stone Park

BY ROBERT HERGUTH Better Government Association February 7, 2012 9:44PM
When Stone Park’s village government authorized a new strip club to come to town, officials did more than enhance its reputation as a “sin city” of the western suburbs.

They upset a group of nuns.

Turns out the Stone Park village board approved the project even though the club – which is still under construction and hasn’t yet opened – is adjacent to a convent that includes a complex for elderly and sick nuns, and another building for young women wishing to enter the Roman Catholic sisterhood.

“What are we trying to teach the children in the neighborhood?” said Sister Marissonia Daltoe, of the Missionary Sisters of Saint Charles Borromeo – Scalabrinians.

Nuns fight strip club next to convent in Stone Park

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  1. 12th district State Senator candidate Raul Montes, Jr. had a press conference and protest against the expansion of Red-light photo enforced cameras speed bill( Illinois Senate Bill 965). His opponent Senator Steven Landek and mayor of Bridgeview voted in favor of the camera bill in the Senate. It is a regressive tax on families. It is a money maker and greed. These cameras are rigged in everyway. It is a decoy to generate money in this bad economy. Raul Montes did what was in the best interest of the people of the State of Illinois. It was a 9-1 margin vote against the cameras. Pat Quinn is a rubber stamp for Rahm Emanuel. Quinn cannot stand his ground to do what he wants and is a puppet. He failed to do what the people of Illinois wanted. Many people called Pat Quinns office, emailed and send letters opposing the bill. He ignored the people’s wishes .Where is democracy and transparency? There are other alternatives like speed bumps, crossing guards, surveillance cameras instead of another tax to make money.