Recovery Begins at St. James Parish
September 1, 2022
ROCKFORD—Clean-up, construction and renovation crews are now a daily scene around St. James Church in Rockford. 
Damage assessments along with clean-up and salvage of interior fixtures continue as the parish recovers from a fire Aug. 8 said to have been caused by an early morning lightning strike.
The stained-glass windows are being examined and cleaned and will soon be boarded up to prevent damage during ongoing construction.
Total damage estimates to the 155-year-old building are still being determined.  
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