“Construction Under Way on Chicago Temple,” Ensign, Oct. 1983, 78
President Gordon B. Hinckley, Second Counselor in the First Presidency, capped nearly two weeks of participation in temple-related activities when he presided at the groundbreaking for the Chicago Temple.
The ceremonies at the temple site in suburban Glenview, Illinois, came just after he had returned from dedications of temples in Samoa and Tonga during the first two weeks of August.
Construction of the Chicago Temple is expected to take eighteen months. When it is completed, the sacred building will serve some 125,000 members of the Church in an area encompassing Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Minnesota, and most of Iowa.