Illinois Nuns Won’t Get Their Winery
In a story we’ve been following for a while, the neo-prohibitionist Mc Henry County Board has rejected the winery application of Fraternite of Notre Dame, a religious order formed in 1977.
You might recall that McHenry County also waged a multi-year battle with Jeff Pankow, the owner of Blue Star Vineyard in Hebron. Pankow is a respected local business owner and is well-known in McHenry County civic circles, but that did not stop the McHenry County Board from jerking him around mercilessly before granting a permit. As for the nuns, monasteries in Europe have been making beer and wine since the Middle Ages to support themselves.