Rauner Ends Stay At Quincy Veterans Home, Vows To Revitalize FacilityAfter his weeklong stay at the troubled home, Gov. Bruce Rauner promises to make sure a Legionnaires' outbreak doesn't happen again.
Lawmakers Hold Hearing On Legionnaires' Outbreak At Quincy Veterans HomeIllinois lawmakers are seeking reassurance from the Rauner Administration that everything is being done to prevent another outbreak.
Rauner Checks Into Veterans' Home Under Fire For Deadly Legionnaires' OutbreakGov. Bruce Rauner has checked himself into an Illinois Veterans Home in downstate Quincy, where at least 13 residents have died from the infectious Legionnaires’ disease since July 2015.
Rauner: State Is Taking Action For Deaths At Quincy Veterans HomeTwo cases of Legionnaires' disease were reported at a Quincy veterans home more than two years after an outbreak killed 12 vets.
Third Legionnaires Case Confirmed At Illinois Veteran HomeState officials have confirmed a third new case of Legionnaires' disease at a western Illinois veterans' home since an outbreak there last year killed 12 people and sickened 54.
Cook County Jail Inmate Diagnosed With Legionnaires’ DiseaseThe inmate was hospitalized July 6 with symptoms similar to those of pneumonia, according to a statement from the Cook County sheriff’s office. Tuesday, the inmate tested positive for Legionnaires’ disease, a severe bacterial infection.
Water System Blamed In Illinois Legionnaires' OutbreakA federal report obtained by The Associated Press shows that the Legionnaire's disease outbreak that killed 12 residents of an Illinois state veterans home this summer and sickened dozens was likely spread by an aging water system at a 129-year-old facility that lacked several safeguards
Durbin Calls For Probe Into Outbreak Of Legionnaires' Disease At Quincy Veterans' HomeDemocratic Sen. Dick Durbin appealed in a letter sent Monday to the secretaries of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Veterans Affairs to "ensure the Illinois Veterans' Home-Quincy is taking the proper steps" to care for its surviving 400 residents and to prevent a future outbreak.
8 Now Dead From Legionnaires' Disease In Western IllinoisState officials are reporting another death and four new cases of Legionnaires' disease among residents of a western Illinois town, bringing the number of deaths to eight from an outbreak first disclosed last week.
7 Dead From Legionnaires' Disease At Quincy Veterans' HomeOfficials with the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs and the state Department of Public Health say that all of the victims were elderly residents with underlying medical conditions.
Prison Inmate Diagnosed With Legionnaire's DiseaseThe Illinois Department of Corrections said an inmate at Stateville Correctional Center, located in Crest Hill, has been transferred to an outside hospital for treatment of Legionnaire's Disease.
Health Officials Investigating After Legionnaires' Disease Death In ChicagoPublic health officials in Chicago were conducting an investigation, after a resident of a Gold Coast rehabilitation center died from Legionnaires’ Disease, a rare bacterial infection.