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Nuns sue to shut down neighboring strip club

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A group of nuns is suing to shut down a neighboring strip club they say is a noisy neighbor. (Source: WBBM/CNN) A group of nuns is suing to shut down a neighboring strip club they say is a noisy neighbor. (Source: WBBM/CNN)

STONE PARK, IL (WBBM/CNN) – A group of nuns in suburban Chicago is suing to shut down a strip club next to their convent.

The nuns say the loud music and activity keeps them up at night, have witnessed drunken fights, and found condoms and empty beer bottles littering the area.

"A lot of our sisters, they're elderly. They're in their 80s and 90s. So, they're going to transition from this life to life eternal," Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Sister Noemia Silva said. "So, if they're on hospice care would you want to hear that when you're going to meet your creator? I know I wouldn't."

The lawsuit says the club violates a state law against operating adult entertainment within 1,000 feet of a school or place of worship.

The club argues the convent is a residence, not a church. In a statement, Club Allure called the suit "a total fabrication of the facts."

The town, Village of Stone Park, IL, is also named in the lawsuit.

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