Status Update: Holy Name Cathedral

The scaffolding that used to surround the southeast corner of Holy Name Cathedral (735 North State Street) has been taken down and you can now see the fruits of all those years of labor:  The new elevator.  It’s that small annex on the right of this photo one of our readers e-mailed in last week.  The design by Jaeger, Nikola and Associates of Park Ridge emulates the top of the cathedral’s bell tower, though since...

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Holy Name Cathedral Closed Until At Least August

Parishioners at Holy Name Cathedral got more bad news over the weekend.  Their beloved church will be closed, “until August at the earliest” according to pastor Dan Mayall. The archdiocese’s flagship place of worship was damaged by fire in February, almost exactly a year after it was closed for months when a chunk of woodwork fell from the ceiling. In the weekend bulletin, Mayall explains that it has not yet been...

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