Well, they were right. This afternoon DEA and IRS agents, accompanied by Chicago police, shut the place down and served search warrants for the illegal distribution of prescription medicine. From about 2pm until 5:30, federal agents blocked off the sidewalk, parked their cars at the door, and brought out boxes of seized evidence.
According to a patient interviewed by ABC News: "We knew a lot of them were shady just by the way they appeared coming in, bringing in five or six people at a time, they come in like groups. I have never seen anything like that. I have seen over 80 people standing out here to get in while the lobby is full," he said. The whole story is here.
UU Note: WGN News had a van there for hours, so they'll probably have a story as well.
Update: And here it is from WGN, including this little tidbit. "Residents say it’s long been an open secret in the area that for a couple of hundred dollars, a doctor at Midtown Medical Center will write prescriptions on demand. They allege that common requests are the painkillers hydrocodone and OxyContin and the anxiety medication Xanax.
In fact, some residents who said they were too fearful to appear on camera, say addicts from all over Chicagoland come to the clinic, often in groups, and that lines could regularly be seen outside."