Area lawmakers recently announced that they plan on delving deeper into the pending closure of Westlake Hospital, 1225 W. Lake St. in Melrose Park, during a formal hearing on the matter to be held this week.  

In a statement released March 4, state Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch (D-7th), who represents River Forest, and state Rep. Kathleen Willis (77th), along with members of the House Appropriations Human Services Committee, announced that they plan on holding the hearing to “examine the community impact of the potential closure.”

The hearing is scheduled to take place Friday, March 8, 10 a.m., in room C-600 of the Bilandic Building, 160 N. LaSalle St. in Chicago.

Michael Romain 

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