Fertility Clinic Gains Council Approval

It was a full house at the latest city council meeting…as a couple hundred folks gathered to hear the council’s decision on a proposed Fertility Clinic for the downtown area.

Dr. Randy Morris first discussed the idea of the new clinic to be built at the corner of Benton and Washington at the council meeting two weeks ago. Morris already practices in a fertility clinic in Naperville, plus others in Chicago and Plainfield. The new facility would offer in vitro fertilization, fertility medications, and insemination.

“We’re here for one reason and that is to help couples who have infertility to conceive, help couples that have miscarriages to stop miscarrying so that they can ultimately have families,” Morris said. “It’s a very gratifying form of work. I love what I do and hope to do it for many more years.”

At this week’s meeting, nearly 50 people spoke during public forum, including dozens of folks wearing blue t-shirts in support of the Clinic, many former patients of Morris.

The council agreed it wasn’t their place to discuss the ethical or religious implications but merely whether the clinic complies with zoning codes. In the end, council members voted seven to two in favor of the clinic.

“We think that the council did really what they were supposed to do and vote on the correct issues,” said Morris. “We’re very proud at this point to be in the Naperville community.”

Dr. Morris expects to break ground on the clinic as soon as the next few weeks and hopes to have it open by this time next year.

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