The nuns who want to expand their holdings in Coral Township and who were turned down 20-3 last September have gone to Federal Court for permission.
Included will be a school and dorm, nursing home, plus wine and beer operations.
Pressure from neighbors won’t sway the Rockford judge as it is possible it did the votes of McHenry County Board members.
Threats are also enumerated, plus vandalism, such as, desecration of statues of Jesus and Mary.
The religious order is counting on support from a 2000 Federal law called the Religious Land Use Protection Act.
I talked to a potential appellate court attorney for the case this August on a Family PAC Cruise and he told me that local attorney Tom Zanck “had his ducks in order.”
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Here are the articles about the effort that have been published on McHenry County Blog
9-15-15 Nuns Cite Prior Zonings