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Suburban Chicago nuns continue fight against strip club

A group of suburban Chicago nuns are trying to shut down a strip club next to its convent.  They claim several of the club's exotic dancers are involved in prostitution and drug use.

A revised lawsuit was filed last month as the Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo continue their legal fight against Club Allure in Stone Park. 

In the first lawsuit filed nearly two years ago, the nuns claimed the club violated zoning laws and was a nuisance to the neighborhood. They later amended their complaint to include more detailed allegations after the first lawsuit was dismissed.

The revised complaint includes details of what an investigator experienced at the club. It alleges that a dancer offered him sex for $250.  The club's owners deny the allegations.

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