Local Lawmakers File Bill to Keep Westlake Open

Sunday, March 31, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

Featured image: State Reps. Kathleen Willis and Emanuel “Chris” Welch during a March 21 committee hearing in Springfield. | Courtesy state Rep. Welch

SPRINGFIELD – Although the new owners of Westlake Hospital, 1225 W. Lake St. in Melrose Park, announced last month their intentions to close the nearly century-old institution later this year, a bill filed recently in Springfield by area lawmakers could, at the very least, complicate the closing process.

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