Standing up for the rights of religious sisters and families garners attention from local, state, and national media
On June 13, Thomas More Society filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court on behalf of the Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo, the Village of Melrose Park, and Melrose Park residents against “Club Allure” strip club and the Village of Stone Park for violating Illinois zoning law and thus causing harm and disruption to the Sisters and nearby residents.
The media has responded by picking up the story all over the country.
June 18th Protest and Press Conference
People Magazine: Oh My God! Nuns Definitely Not Okay with Strip Club Next Door
The New York Times: Those Who Took the Veil vs. Neighbors Who Take It All Off
HNGN Headlines and Global News: Chicago Nuns Sue Neighbor Strip Club For Inflicting ‘Public Violence, Drunkenness And Used Condoms’
Chicago Sun-Times: Nuns File Lawsuit to Close Stone Park Strip Club
Chicago Tribune: Nuns sue strip club, saying its too close to convent
Catholic News Agency: Illinois nuns take legal action against bordering strip club
Christian Today World: Lawsuit filed against $3m strip club next to convent
FOX News/Associated Press: ‘Love thy neighbor’? Nuns sue nearby strip club
Washington Times/Associated Press: Suburban Chicago Nuns Suing Strip Club