STONE PARK, Ill. — A group of nuns in Stone Park, a suburb of Chicago, is suing a strip club operating next door to the convent. The nuns say the club is operating illegally close to a place of worship.
The Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo say in the suit that Club Allure, located next to the garden in the nuns’ backyard, has plagued them with drunken fights, blinking neon lights, loud noise and used condoms.
The suit, filed on the nuns’ behalf by the Thomas More Society against Club Allure and the Village of Stone Park, states that the club violates a state law against operating adult entertainment within 1,000 feet of a school or church.
An attorney for Stone Park says the state law is unconstitutional because it is overly broad in prohibiting such uses within one mile of houses of worship.