Nuns sue their neighbor: A strip club

 
 
Posted Tuesday, June 17th 2014 @ 12pm  by Elizabeth Armstrong Moore, Newser Staff

(NEWSER) – A group of nuns in a tiny Illinois town is suing a $3 million strip club that opened in September behind their backyard garden for being unlawfully close to a place of worship. The Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo—who say in their suit they've suffered through Club Allure's blinking neon lights "every weekday and weekend ... until dawn," boozy fights, discarded condoms and syringes, and the noise pollution that tends to accompany said debauchery—argue that the club violates a state law designed to keep adult entertainment at least 1,000 feet from a school or place of worship; their convent houses three such places of worship. The suit is being filed on the nuns' behalf by the Thomas More Society and takes aim at the strip club and the Village of Stone Park.

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