The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Illinois

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As of January 1, 2011, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reported 55,750 members in 12 stakes 128 congregations (94 wards[1] and 34 branches[1]), three missions, and two temples in Illinois.[2][3]

Stakes are headquartered in Buffalo Grove, Champaign, Chicago, Joliet, Naperville, Nauvoo, O'Fallon, Peoria, Rockford, Schaumburg, Springfield and Wilmette.

History[edit]

Missions[edit]

Temples[edit]

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35. Chicago Illinois Temple edit

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Glenview, Illinois, United States
1 April 1981
9 August 1985 by Gordon B. Hinckley
8 October 1989 by Gordon B. Hinckley
37,062 sq ft (3,443 m2) and 112 ft (34 m) high on a 13 acre (5.3 ha) site
Modern adaptation of six-spire design - designed by Wight & Co and Church A&E Services
Rededication in 1989 was for the addition only

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Nauvoo, Illinois, United States
April 4, 1999
June 27, 2002 by Gordon B. Hinckley
54,000 sq ft (5,000 m2) and 162 ft (49 m) high on a 3.3 acre (1.3 ha) site
Greek revival - designed by FFKR Architecture[4] based on design by William Weeks
Built on the site of the Nauvoo Temple and dedicated on the 158th anniversary of the death of Joseph Smith, the exterior is an almost exact reconstruction of the original temple. Primary difference is weather-vane has been replaced with a statue of Moroni. However, the interior has 4 progressive ordinance rooms with murals like those in the early Utah temples leading to the celestial room and 6 sealing rooms.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b LDS Meetinghouse Locator.Nearby Congregations (Wards and Branches).
  2. ^ "Facts and Statistics: Statistics by Country: USA-Illinois", Newsroom, LDS Church, 31 December 2011, retrieved 2012-10-18 
  3. ^ "United States information: Illinois", Church News Online Almanac, Deseret News, February 2, 2010, retrieved 2012-10-18 
  4. ^ "Nauvoo Illinois Temple", Church News 

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