CHICAGO (AP) - A Rockford abortion clinic that's been closed since September can reopen under a settlement signed Wednesday.
Attorney Harold Hirshman represents the Northern Illinois Women's Center, and he says the clinic's owners have resolved issues to the satisfaction of the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Hirshman says the owners will pay a $9,000 fine.
The state health department issued an emergency license suspension in September, saying doctors didn't have surgery privileges at an Illinois licensed hospital and the center lacked an experienced operating room nurse.
Attorneys told a judge at a hearing in Chicago on Wednesday that they'd reached a settlement. State officials haven't announced details.
The clinic has been the target of anti-abortion protesters. Joseph Scheidler of Pro-Life Action League says protesters will return to the clinic if it reopens.
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