Play Recalls Story Of ‘Our Lady Of The Underpass’

CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — It was a phenomenon under Chicago’s Fullerton Avenue underpass, now a water stain that many believed was the image of the Virgin Mary has become the subject of a play at Elgin Community College.

WBBM Newsradio’s Lisa Fielding reports, eight years ago, a woman driving home from work along Fullerton Avenue spotted what she thought looked like the image of the Virgin Mary along the wall of the concrete underpass beneath the Kennedy Expressway.

When news spread about the image, thousands of people visited the site to pray. Believers, many of them of Puerto Rican heritage, decorated the site with candles and flowers.

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The shrine was protected by sawhorses, and even police. Weeks after the image was first spotted, someone scrawled the words “Big Lie” over part of the image in shoe…

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