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  1. Rauner vetoes larger damages for Legionnaire's victimsRead the original story

    Aug 24, 2018 | Washington Times

    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed legislation that would have boosted the maximum damage award allowed survivors of veterans who died of Legionnaire's disease at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy. The legislation would have increased from $100,000 to $2 million the maximum damage award survivors of veterans could seek from the state.

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

    Jun 28, 2018 | Washington Times

    Illinois is receiving $4.1 million in federal funds for renovations at 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 go toward improving the water system and other improvements at the Illinois Veterans Home at Quincy.

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

    May 30, 2018 | Washington Times

    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.

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  4. Documents: Labor agency rebuked Illinois VA on LegionnairesRead the original story

    May 10, 2018 | Washington Times

    Documents show that Illinois workplace safety officials reprimanded state veterans' officials for how the agency told staffers about a fatal Legionnaires' disease outbreak at a Quincy veterans' home. WBEZ Chicago reports that the Illinois Department of Labor reproach focused on emails that Illinois Veterans Home administrators sent to state workers.

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  5. Rauner's point person on Legionnaires' makes $20K monthlyRead the original story

    Apr 19, 2018 | Washington Times

    Gov. Bruce Rauner's point person on the Legionnaires' disease crisis at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy is making $20,000 a month. Michael Hoffman is senior adviser to the Republican governor with oversight of Quincy remediation.

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

    Mar 5, 2018 | Washington Times

    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.

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

    Feb 21, 2018 | Washington Times

    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.

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

    Feb 15, 2018 | Washington Times

    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.

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

    Feb 14, 2018 | Washington Times

    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.

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  10. The Latest: Rauner proposes $50 million for Quincy home fixRead the original story

    Feb 14, 2018 | Washington Times

    Gov. Bruce Rauner 's budget proposal includes $50 million for projects to eradicate deadly Legionnaires' diseases at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy. Legionnaires' has contributed to the deaths of 13 residents of the home since 2015 and made dozens more ill.

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  11. The Latest: Rauner stops short of vets plumbing promiseRead the original story

    Jan 31, 2018 | Washington Times

    Gov. Bruce Rauner says he's "investigating the possibility" of replacing the plumbing at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy which has harbored Legionnaire's disease for two years. His administration has been criticized for the response that has contributed to the deaths of 13 residents and sickened many residents and staff members.

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  12. Illinois lawmakers plan 2nd Legionnaires' disease hearingRead the original story

    Jan 22, 2018 | Washington Times

    Illinois lawmakers will meet again next month in Springfield for a bipartisan hearing about the deadly Legionnaires' disease outbreak at a western Illinois veterans' home. State Sen. Tom Cullerton said Monday that the joint House-Senate hearing will be Feb. 7 at the state Capitol.

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  13. The Latest: Health director would put father at QuincyRead the original story

    Jan 9, 2018 | Washington Times

    The director of the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs says one reason Legionnaires' disease continues to appear at the Illinois Veterans Home at Quincy is because officials are watching for it. The sprawling facility in western Illinois has been the site of 13 deaths from Legionnaires' since 2015.

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

    Dec 19, 2017 | Washington Times

    Beyond the extensive safety measures that already have been put in place, what can be done to prevent further cases of Legionnaires' disease at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy? That is one of the critical questions being asked after it was reported last week that families of 10 Veterans Home residents who died from the disease in 2015 have sued the state of Illinois for negligence, and an 11th lawsuit is expected to be filed. Chicago's WBEZ Radio first reported the lawsuits Tuesday in a story that detailed multiple outbreaks of Legionnaires' disease at the Quincy facility in each of the last three years, resulting in 13 deaths and more than 60 cases of residents becoming ill from exposure to Legionella bacteria.

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  15. Legionnaires' lawsuits against Quincy home seek $100K eachRead the original story

    Dec 15, 2017 | Washington Times

    Multiple lawsuits against the state over a Legionnaires' disease outbreak at a Quincy veterans' home have been filed in the Illinois Court of Claims. The Herald-Whig obtained the lawsuits through a Freedom of Information Act request and reports there are 10 lawsuits.

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  16. Third case of Legionnaires reported at Quincy veterans homeRead the original story

    Nov 29, 2017 | Washington Times

    A third person has contracted Legionnaires' disease at a western Illinois veterans home where two other cases were identified last month, state officials said. The Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs and Illinois Department of Public Health on Tuesday reported the latest case at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, where a 2015 outbreak of the disease killed 12 people and sickened more than 50 others. 16 comments

  17. EXCHANGE: Basketball program stresses 'seven habits'Read the original story

    Oct 28, 2017 | Washington Times

    A new after-school program helps Berrian School third-grader Karedyn Williams connect seven habits with basketball skills - and life. Having after-school fun and learning at the same time is the goal behind the Berrian Basketball Camp - a four-week program spearheaded by Troy Potts , a Berrian alumnus who now is a senior at Quincy Notre Dame High School .

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  18. 2 Legionnaires cases reported at Quincy veterans homeRead the original story

    Oct 19, 2017 | Washington Times

    Two cases of Legionnaires' disease have been reported at a western Illinois veterans' home more than two years after an outbreak killed 12 people and sickened 54 at the facility. The Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs said Wednesday that two residents at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy contracted the disease.

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