The School House Gentlemen's Club.
June 4, 2010 4:18 PM Subscribe
Mr. Kearney, who says he has spent thousands of dollars renovating the leased building, said: “If these people had such fond memories of this place, then they should be ashamed — because it was falling apart.”Bob Kearney, an out-of-work electrician, and his partner, Travis Funneman, have turned the former Pioneer Elementary School at Zike's Corner, east of Neoga, Illinois, into a strip club.
There's no zoning to speak of, and the club doesn't serve liquor, so no public hearings had to be held about the intended business beforehand. Residents aren't happy about the development, and regularly stage prayer circles across the street. The county's scrambling to get an ordinance on the books that would regulate sex-oriented businesses, but has been hampered by the steep costs of accurate mapping. --Meanwhile, one of the dancers tells the Times she's making up to $700 a night. It's the only such club for 60 miles.
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