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Company sues Northern Illinois University over plans to build proton therapy facility

Chicago Tribune, July 23, 2008

Procure Treatment Centers Inc., a private company that wants to build a proton therapy cancer treatment center in Warrenville, IL, has sued Northern Illinois University for its efforts to build a similar facility in nearby West Chicago. Procure Treatment Centers Inc. accuses NIU of abusing the state's regulatory system to stifle competition in the healthcare market, according to the lawsuit. The company, which has partnered with Central DuPage Hospital on the proton therapy facility project, accuses NIU of violating the Illinois Antitrust Act and wants to know who helped NIU in its appearances before the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board, the state agency that regulates healthcare construction.