ABC Chicago 7 News: Fr. Pfleger Leads Thompson Center Protest Over Rauner Budget


ABC-News Protest-at-Thompson-Center-Rauner-Cuts-Mar 22 2015


CHICAGO (WLS) -- Father Michael Pfleger was among a group of about 200 protesters Friday at the Thompson Center in the Loop staging a sit-in to protest Governor Bruce Rauner's proposed budget cuts.

There was a peaceful ending to the protest that brought dozens of people to the governor's door step after protesters ended up closing several doors on Randolph Street to the State of Illinois Building.


The Roman Catholic priest is upset with Governor Rauner's budget cuts.

"We will not allow Illinois to balance its budget on the backs of the poor and on the backs of our children," Fr. Pfleger said.

St. Sabina reports the state has cut more than $935,000 of its funding, funding for after-school programs and youth employment.

"We got noted just abruptly that our program was going to be cut overnight and we had to halt several programs," said Jocelyn Jones, Ark of St. Sabina Youth Center....

Father Pfleger said this is just the start of the conversation. He plans to go back to St. Sabina, write a formal letter to the chief of staff, as well as the governor, inviting them to see the very programs that are now on the chopping block...

Read the whole story at

How to Reach Us

stsabina-church-facade-2802801210 W 78th Place
Chicago, IL 60620

773 . 483 . 4300

Google Map


Office Hours

  • Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sunday: The office is closed. Church Sanctuary opens for worship an hour before the 1st service.

Worship Services

1st Sunday of every month - 10 am Unity Service

  • 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Sunday of every month
  • 8:30 am - Sunday
  • 11:15 am - Sunday
  • 5 pm - Saturday
  • Tuesday - Bible Study at 7 pm*
  • Wednesday - Bible Study at 9 am*
  • Friday (July - September) at 7 pm - Neighborhood Peace Marches begin with prayer on the steps

*Bible study schedules vary with seasons and holidays


Stay Connected with St. Sabina
Sign Up for the Friends of St. Sabina Email List

For more information, please call the church office at (773) 483 - 4300.

Follow Us on Social Media