Demolition of former Rockford diocese chancery building is underway

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) –The demolition of the 90-year-old former Rockford Chancery building is underway. 

The Rockford Catholic Diocese continued to tear-down the building Monday morning after a halt on Saturday afternoon. 

More than half of the structure was gone by 11 a.m. 

The citizen’s group Save Piety Hill held a vigil in honor of the chancery. 

Preservation advocates previously filed a lawsuit to stop the demolition. 
City leaders say they have no legal standing in the case. 
 

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