In an agreement that may save Maryville Academy from closing but changes its direction, Gov.

In an agreement that may save Maryville Academy from closing but changes its direction, Gov. Rod Blagojevich said Friday he would allow most of the children he intended to remove from the youth home to stay there while Maryville is converted to an educational institution for state wards. “What we are doing is good for the welfare of children who live at the Des Plaines campus and for the thousands of children who are going to benefit from the institution Maryville is about to become,” Blagojevich said.