The former governor first promised church officials the money to rebuild just days after a January 2006 fire nearly destroyed the historic church. For four years, the church has been in a holding pattern with the state, awaiting the money.
Church destroyed by fire wants promised $1M
August 19, 2010 (CHICAGO) Lawyers for Pilgrim Baptist Church filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court Wednesday asking a judge to order the Illinois Department of Commerce and economic development to pay the church the grant money.
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