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Sheila Simon Stops In Moline To Promote Bill Benefiting Sexual Assault Victims 

April 3, 2012
By Sarah Moon

The Illinois Lieutenant Governor was in town to support a bill to tax strip clubs and in turn, help sexual assault victims.

Sheila Simon was at Family Resources in Moline to promote the bill.

Under the plan, strip clubs would have to charge a $5 admission fee if they serve alcohol.

That money would go to organizations that help sexual assault victims.

Family Resources has seen a 28 percent drop in funding since 2009 and has had to cut back.

"We want to make sure they keep working strong. Keep people healing, keep people connected with the appropriate legal and medical services they need," said Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon

"Believe me they're not getting rich off these jobs they're doing this, because they care, but for our clients and our community to know that there's a solid resource here, to help victims of crime," said Family Resources Violence Intervention Counseling Services Director Nicole Cine Durban

The bill has passed in a Senate Committee and now goes to the full Illinois Senate.