SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. JB Pritzker ordered a health and safety audit of the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs after a case of Legionnaire’s Disease was discovered at the Manteno veteran’s home.
The Democrat toured the home Friday before signing an order for a report within four months on agency health and safety issues and communications procedures.READ MORE: Demand For Truck Drivers 'Never Been Greater' Despite Supply Chain Issues
The case in Manteno, 45 miles (72 kilometers) south of Chicago, involves a resident. Officials cited privacy for not releasing details.READ MORE: R. Kelly Found Guilty Of All Counts In Sex Trafficking, Racketeering Trial
Legionnaire’s is a flu-like illness contracted when infected water vapor is inhaled. Pritzker criticized former Gov. Bruce Rauner for the Republican’s handling of a Legionnaire’s crisis at the Quincy veterans home beginning in 2015. It led to the deaths of 14 people.
The state is reconstructing the Quincy campus with new plumbing at Rauner’s direction.MORE NEWS: Chicago Collegiate High School Student Facing Possible Charges After Bringing Loaded Gun To School
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