Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Water Tower Cross Eliminated By Town After Complaint
As reported yesterday by the Bolingbrook Patch, the Chicago (IL) suburb of Alsip this year will not display a cross that it has put up for nearly 35 years at Christmas time on the city's water tower. A letter to residents from the town's mayor says that a complaint by the Freedom From Religion Foundation led to the decision, because "the Village cannot afford to waste any tax dollars on a lawsuit that simply cannot be won." The mayor says that in future years, a different holiday decoration will be placed on the water tower.