From the news release: "The South Loop Club, a Chicago bar and grill located at 701 S. State Street, fostered a culture that enabled the sexual harassment of a number of female employees by owners and managers, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a Sept 28 news release. When female employees complained to management about the ongoing and pervasive harassment, according to EEOC, they were fired or forced to quit...The EEOC filed suit after first attempting to reach a voluntary settlement through its conciliation process. The case, EEOC v. South Loop Club, Civil Action No. 12 cv -7677, was filed Sept. 26 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division. The EEOC's district director in Chicago [said] ... "Long before women came to the EEOC to file charges, our investigation revealed, they complained repeatedly to the company's owners and managers, but their complaints were ignored, or even mocked," Rowe said. "To add insult to injury, several female employees who complained about the harassment were discharged after complaining, or felt they had no choice but to quit when the harassment continued unabated."