“In a move hailed by historic preservationists, city officials are seeking landmark protection status for St.

“In a move hailed by historic preservationists, city officials are seeking landmark protection status for St. Gelasius Church on the South Side, effectively setting up a battle with the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, which wants to raze the structure. The decision to recommend landmark protection for the building opens the door for the city to save other aging religious structures that may face the wrecking ball, although officials cautioned Tuesday they would review each structure on a case-by-case basis.”