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Illinois city tries to keep St. Louis 'stripper-mobiles' out

FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS -- Recent sightings of mobile strippers in St. Louis have prompted city leaders to make it possible to cite those who bring such "live entertainment" into town.

The City Council passed the measure Tuesday in response to an ongoing advertising stunt in St. Louis where live entertainment businesses send out a truck with three sides of untinted windows, offering views of scantily-clad people dancing around a stripper pole.

Ward 1 Alderman Norm Miller said he wanted to prevent such activity on the streets of Fairview Heights.

The mobile advertisement is indecent for children and may pose a hazard to motorists, Miller said.

An existing city ordinance already dictates what is allowed for vehicles with live entertainment, such as in the event of a parade.

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