It was three years ago today that Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago almost burned down, again. The Cathedral is entwined with the history of the city from gangster murders to papal visits. If it wasn't for the brave firemen, the first responders, who answered the call early that morning, the Cathedral would have been leveled to the ground just as it was in the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. They say they were just doing their job-in my book that makes them heroes not just on February 4, 2009 but everyday.
This sketch is a little (?) chaotic but that reflects the scene. It was dark, bitter cold and chaotic.