The task force also continues to look
into other possible uses for the lovely tree-filled, 103-acre
campus, which hosts many fine buildings. The property is owned by
the state of Illinois.
In addition to reviewing the master
plan, Department of Human Services representative Tom Green said
that members of the task force were also briefed on the status of
the "certificate of need" process. The Illinois Health Facilities
Planning Board, which grants approval to open a health care
facility, will review the new proposal on June 15.
During the morning meeting the group
also heard from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic
Opportunity on an impact study showing that the LDC development
would have a positive impact on the economy.
Watch LDN for further details next
week. There will be interviews with task force members and parents,
state financing updates, and information on the market study that
task force meeting is July 12.