Fullerton to Close Saturday So Hospital Patients Can Move

Crews will close Fullerton Avenue from Lincoln Avenue to Lake Shore Drive at 4 a.m. Saturday.

By Mitchell Grogg
|  Thursday, Jun 7, 2012  |  Updated 9:26 PM CDT
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Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital's new building is now up, but it still needs one more thing to fulfill its mission: patients.

The Ann & Robert H. Laurie Children's Hospital of Chicago celebrated its grand opening Monday, but around 200 patients remain at the old facility in Lincoln Park.

Those patients will be moved Saturday. Crews will close Fullerton Avenue from Lincoln Avenue to Lake Shore Drive at 4 a.m. Saturday.

The street will remain closed until the last patient is transported to the new facility. City officials said  the move could take between 10 and 18 hours. Entrance and exit ramps to Lake Shore Drive and Fullerton will be closed for the big move.

This new hospital is the tallest Children's hospital in the world at 23 stories. It is connected to Prentice Women's Hospital.

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