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A. To the end that the health, safety and welfare of the People of the County of McHenry shall be safeguarded and protected; and, to more effectively enable the Board of McHenry County, Illinois the means to avert adverse impacts caused by secondary effects of adult businesses the following has been adopted by the County of McHenry.
B. This ordinance shall be liberally construed to effect the above goals and shall have neither the purpose nor effect of imposing a limitation or restriction on the content of any communicative materials, including sexually oriented materials. Similarly, it is not the intent or effect of the ordinance to restrict or deny access by adults to sexually oriented materials protected by the First Amendment, or to deny access by the distributors and exhibitors of sexually oriented entertainment to their intended market. Neither is it the intent nor effect of this ordinance to condone or legitimize the distribution of obscene material.
(Ord. O-9809-12-84, passed 9-15-1998)