Nuns sue nearby strip club outside Chicago

Posted at 1:52 PM, Jun 18, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-18 13:52:46-04

Drunken fights, used condoms and loud noise have reportedly plagued a convent located next to a strip club in a town right outside Chicago.

According to WGN-TV, in the suit filed Friday in Cook County Circuit Court, the Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo state those complaints and more about Club Allure, located in the nuns’ backyard.

“The Sisters have every right to pray and work peacefully without disruption from a strip club in their backyard,” Peter Breen, attorney for the Thomas More Society, stated in a news release.

WGN-TV reports that the suit was filed stating that the club violates a state law against operating adult entertainment within 1,000 feet of a school or place of worship.

The convent is home to active nuns, retired nuns, and novices considering becoming nuns.

The club is also near houses, and three neighbors have joined the suit.

Shakedra Knight