A group of nuns has filed a lawsuit against a strip club in suburban Chicago, claiming the business is illegally operating too close to a place of worship.
The Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo claim that Club Allure, which is next to their backyard garden, violates state law prohibiting adult entertainment venue within 1,000 feet of a school or place of worship according to our sister station WGN-TV.
The attorney for the village of Stone Park said the law violates the First Amendment protection of free speech. The state law would eliminate any site in Stone Park as an adult entertainment location and, the attorney said, because courts have ruled that municipalities cannot outright ban strip clubs, the application of the state law in this case is unconstitutional.
The lawyer representing Club Allure says the business is a good neighbor, and that he expects the case to be dismissed.
The nuns say they want to halt the blinking neon, loud noise, drunken fights and used condoms that are so close to their convent.