THE STATE SENATE on Thursday unanimously approved and sent on to the House a bill that would create the Land of Lincoln Medical District. We hope the legislation's trip through the House goes as smoothly.
The future of homes within the boundaries of a proposed Springfield medical district would be more stable under the required master plan than they are under existing zoning laws, a city official told residents Tuesday night.
Louise Stengel does not know details of the medical district and its benefits for the city, nor does she care much about them. She does know that what is proposed as the district is her neighborhood and has been all of her life. She is 81.
The part of Springfield's near north end containing major health-care facilities would become a "medical district" whose future development would be overseen by an appointed commission under legislation quietly introduced in the Illinois Senate.