No injuries in basement fire at Buckt...

No injuries in basement fire at Bucktown church -- Roman Cathol...

There are 8 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Apr 9, 2008, titled No injuries in basement fire at Bucktown church -- Roman Cathol.... In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Firefighters battled a smoky extra-alarm blaze Wednesday afternoon at a large Catholic church in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood, but no injuries were reported.

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Kathy Mallin

Wheaton, IL

#3 Apr 9, 2008
My grandfather, John A Mallin, decorated this church in 1938. I hope the murals are not badly damaged.
Catch

United States

#4 Apr 9, 2008
Someone needed insurance money!
Lester

Chicago, IL

#5 Apr 9, 2008
Too bad, this church is just going through changes for the better. It will take tons of money to repair smoke damaged paintings or anything in the church.
unreal 11

Lake Forest, IL

#6 Apr 9, 2008
It is a blessing members of the Chicago Fire Dept. saved this historic church. This parish has a history of the first Polish people coming from Poland to this great Country.
Tyronne

Alsip, IL

#7 Apr 10, 2008
I bet Gov Blago doesn't jump up and offer a $1,000,000 to help repair this fine church.

No cameras, No Blago!
Alex

Chicago, IL

#8 Apr 10, 2008
that church is on my school campus if u find a picture of the church i hang out wit my friends at that playground
egv

Downers Grove, IL

#9 Apr 10, 2008
Blago when with St Hedwig get its 1M. This is a historic church like the other. NO LIP ABOUT STATE AND CHURCH.
MDV

Chicago, IL

#10 Apr 11, 2008
This church is one of five churches in the near northwest side that were built by Polish immigrants at the turn of the century. This beautiful church shares company with the first parish, St. Stanislas Kostka, followed by Holy Trinity, St. John Cantius, and St. Mary of the Angels. I believe St. Hedwig was the third of this original five established by Polish Catholics. I hope it didn't suffer much and can be saved.

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