Nuns denied brewery permit in McHenry County

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MCHENRY COUNTY, Ill. — A group of nuns lost a bid to open a brewery and winery near suburban Huntley.

The McHenry County Board rejected a plan by the sisters of Fraternite Notre Dame to build a nursing home and boarding school and fund it partially by making and selling beer and wine.

The owners of expensive homes near the property convinced the board that the proposed development didn’t fit the character of the neighborhood.