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  1. Conflict-of-interest concerns may slow fight against diseaseRead the original story

    Saturday Jul 7 | WAND-TV Decatur

    The Detroit Free Press reports that Ann Arbor-based nonprofit research company NSF International has been coordinating work on plumbing standards to reduce legionella bacteria. NSF announced in April that one of its for-profit branches would work with a Massachusetts consulting firm to improve water-system management.


  2. Quincy leaders turn down permit for gay nightclubRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 3 | WAND-TV Decatur

    A city council in western Illinois has turned down a permit for a gay nightclub, rejecting the recommendation of the planning commission. The Quincy City Council vote was 8-5 Monday.


  3. VA gives Illinois $4.1M to improve Quincy veterans homeRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 28 | WAND-TV Decatur

    The federal government is giving Illinois $4.1 million to renovate a veterans' home where Legionnaires' disease has contributed to the deaths of 13 residents. U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth say the money from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will be used to upgrade the water system and other improvements at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy.


  4. Illinois coroner will no longer hold remains until poor payRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    Officials in a western Illinois county have ended a local coroner's practice of holding the remains of poor people until relatives come up with $1,000 following criticism from some residents that it amounted to holding the deceased person's ashes for ransom. The Associated Press reported last month that Adams County Coroner James Keller was having people who could not afford to bury loved ones sign over their rights to the deceased, leaving them without the death certificate.


  5. Prosecutor: No charges for Quincy officer in fatal shootingRead the original story

    Jun 7, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    A western Illinois prosecutor says no charges will be filed against a Quincy police officer who fatally shot a man last month. The Herald-Whig reports Adams County State's Attorney Gary Farha released a statement Thursday.


  6. CDC report examines Legionnaires' at Illinois veterans homeRead the original story

    May 30, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there continues to be issues with Legionnaire's disease at an Illinois Veterans Home despite improvements. The report was created in February following the investigation of cases of Legionnaire's disease at the Quincy facility.


  7. Quincy police say officer fatally shot man who pulled gunRead the original story

    May 15, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    Authorities say a 53-year-old man was fatally shot by a western Illinois police officer who had responded to a call about suspicious activity. Quincy police Deputy Chief Doug VanderMaiden says the shooting happened Monday night when the city officer encountered the man, who pulled out what appeared to be handgun. 2 comments

  8. Illinois coroner to poor: Pay $1000 or county keeps remainsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    A coroner in western Illinois is facing sharp criticism for how he handles poor people who can't afford to bury their loved ones: He has them sign over their rights to the deceased, leaving them without the death certificate, then cremates the body and keeps the ashes until the family pays $1,000. If they can't come up with the money, the ashes are eventually buried, along with others, in an unmarked grave.


  9. Combined Veterans' Task Force submits final report to General Assembly, Gov.Read the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    The Combined Veterans' Capital Needs Task Force has submitted its final report to Governor Bruce Rauner and the General Assembly. The task force was created by Rauner to analyze infrastructure needs and develop strategies to improve the health and safety of residents at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy.


  10. Comptroller calls for action at Quincy veterans homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    QUINCY, Ill. The Illinois comptroller took a visit to a veterans home that has dealt with a deadly disease.


  11. Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in IllinoisRead the original story

    Mar 9, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    Illinois manufacturers say they will have at least 27,000 quality jobs available each year for the next five years. Jim Nelson, vice president of the Illinois Manufacturers Association, last week was echoing a call for willing, well-trained workers to replace a huge cohort of experienced workers now nearing retirement.


  12. Illinois city seeks $20 million federal grant to restore bayRead the original story

    Mar 12, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    The Quincy Herald-Whig reports the city of Quincy is asking Washington to pay for restoration efforts in Quincy Bay. The bay has become shallower over the years from sediment accumulation and can no longer sustain its fish habitats.


  13. Study of Illinois Veterans Home determines economic impactRead the original story

    Mar 5, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    A study shows that the economic impact of the Illinois Veterans Home extends far beyond the city of Quincy and well above the facility's $54 million annual budget. Robin Hanna conducted the study to find the Veterans Home's economic ripples statewide.


  14. Duckworth promises to work for federal aid for veterans homeRead the original story

    Feb 21, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth says she will help get federal money to tackle Legionella bacteria problems at the Illinois Veterans Home. Duckworth made the commitment after a Tuesday tour of the home in Quincy.


  15. The Latest: 3rd new Legionnaires' case reported in QuincyRead the original story

    Feb 15, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    A third new case of Legionnaires' disease has been reported this week in a resident at a western Illinois veterans' home. State officials said Thursday that the latest laboratory-confirmed case at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy was reported late Wednesday.


  16. Officials confirm a case of Legionnaires' at facilityRead the original story

    Feb 14, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    Illinois' Department of Human Services says in a Wednesday statement that the patient at the Chester Mental Health Center was being treated and is in stable condition. The agency received the test results Tuesday.


  17. The Latest: Rauner wants schools to pick up teacher pensionsRead the original story

    Feb 14, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    Gov. Bruce Rauner says a $1 billion tax cut should be the top priority for this year's legislative session. The Republican said Wednesday it could be achieved by changing the way pensions are doled out to state employees.


  18. 2 new cases of legionaries' disease found at Quincy veterans homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    QUINCY, Ill. Two new cases of legionaries have been reported at the Illinois Veterans Home Quincy .


  19. Remembering Illinois' first fallen black police officerRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    Local organizations in Quincy worked together to erect a memorial for William H. "Billy" Dallas 142 years later. A memorial was held on Feb. 7 in honor of William H. "Billy" Dallas at Woodland Cemetery in Quincy.


  20. The Latest: Rauner wants to cut taxes, doesn't specify howRead the original story

    Jan 31, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to roll back income taxes but did not identify how in his State of the State address. The Republican has previously said he wants to reverse the income tax increase the Legislature approved last summer.


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