St. Adalbert Catholic Church
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Pilsen’s St. Adalbert Church Gets Latest Landmark Approval
The Pilsen church has been the site of ongoing protests since it was closed in 2019, as former parishioners fear it will be redeveloped. The City Council must still approve the landmark designation.
Pilsen’s St. Adalbert Church Gets Key First Approval To Become Chicago Landmark
Pilsen neighbors and the area's alderman have fought for years to preserve the church building, which was closed and deconsecrated in 2019.
Could Pilsen’s St. Adalbert’s Church Become A Chicago Landmark After Years-Long Push?
The city's landmark commission is set to discuss potentially landmarking the shuttered Catholic church at a meeting Monday.
Pilsen Parishioners Take Fight To Save Beloved St. Adalbert Statue To Cardinal’s Feet At Protest
As Cardinal Blase Cupich spoke at a fundraiser for immigrants at St. Ignatius, Polish and Mexican parishioners protested outside to save a statue in a church the archdiocese forced to close.
Pilsen Parishioners Camping Outside Former Catholic Church To Block Archdiocese From Removing Beloved La Pietà Statue
For years, Polish and Mexican parishioners fought side by side the save St. Adalbert's church. Now, they're fighting to keep a statue there. "I was ready to chain myself to the gate."
Pilsen’s Alderman Files Complaint Against Lightfoot Over St. Adalbert Church Rezoning
Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez accused the mayor of interfering in the church's rezoning. He tried to downzone the church, but Lightfoot's allies blocked a vote on the issue.
Lightfoot Accuses Pilsen Alderman Of ‘Blatant Lies’ After Mayor’s Allies Block Ordinance To Downzone St. Adalbert Church
Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez has been working to downzone the church site, saying the community needs more input in the development process. But a similar effort by the area's previous alderman cost the city millions.
Pilsen’s Alderman Moves To Downzone St. Adalbert Church Site To Block Development As Archdiocese Threatens To Sue
The re-zoning means a developer would need to get approval from the area's alderman — Byron Sigcho-Lopez (25th) — for any significant proposals.
City Moves To Landmark Pilsen’s Beloved St. Adalbert Church After Years Of Activism
The preliminary recommendation could be considered by the Commission on Chicago Landmarks in the spring, a spokesman said.
Pilsen Neighbors Ask City: Why Force A Landmark District We Don’t Want But Refuse To Save A Beloved Church?
Planning Commissioner Maurice Cox said the church was not in any “immediate threat” of being demolished — but smaller buildings in Pilsen are.
Beloved St. Adalbert Church In Pilsen No Longer Being Sold To Developer, Archdiocese Says
This is the second time a deal to buy the former Pilsen church campus has fallen through since 2016.
St. Adalbert Church’s Community-Made Altars In Pilsen Defaced: ‘This Is Hurtful And Painful’
Former parishioners have prayed on the church's steps since it was closed by the archdiocese in July 2019.
Pilsen’s St. Adalbert Convent Should Be Landmarked Along With Historic Church, Group Says
A developer is under contract to buy the 2.1-acre church property and plans to build apartments at the site.
Break-In Reported At St. Adalbert Church In Pilsen, Archdiocese Confirms
Archdiocese staff is still working to determine whether items were stolen from the property, which a developer is under contract to buy.
Beloved Pilsen Church Parishioners Fought To Save Being Sold To Developer For $4 Million
St. Adalbert Church is slated to be sold to City Pads, a developer that was under fire for painting over the Casa Aztlan mural.
In Fight With Archdiocese, Alderman Moves To Rezone Closed Pilsen Church To Only Allow Parks Or Green Space To Replace It
The alderman aims to send a message to the Archdiocese of Chicago: "They can't simply shut their doors, turn a profit, and permanently alter the core of a community without transparency and input."
Century-Old St. Adalbert Church Hosts ‘Heartbreaking’ Final Mass As Parishioners Vow To Keep Fighting To Save It
“We don’t know what will happen to St. Adalbert’s physical church, but we do know that the spirit of St. Adalbert will live within us forever."
After Last Mass At St. Adalbert Church In Pilsen, Local Alderman Moves To Get Control Over Future Plans For The Site
Ald. Byron Sigcho Lopez will push to change the church's zoning to ensure the community has a say in what will replace it.
Historic Pilsen Church’s Towers Are ‘Perfect For Penthouse Units,’ Real Estate Listing Says
Despite protests to save the church, the archdiocese has once again put the Pilsen church up for sale.
Could A Plan To Convert St. Adalbert Convent Into A B&B Save Pilsen Church?
Polish parishioners aim to raise $1 million in pledges in a last-ditch effort to save the iconic church.