Children's hospital approved for Streeterville

February 6, 2008 3:46:43 PM PST
The plan to build a new children's hospital in Chicago has cleared a major hurdle. The Chicago City Council approved plans to construct the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital in the city's Streeterville community.

The approval includes the hospital's use of a rooftop heliport.

Some residents were against the heliport because of safety concerns.

Pending federal approval, construction for the new children's hospital will begin in 2012.