Illinois Veterans Affairs Director Linda Chapa LaVia Resigns Amid Scandal Over Deadly COVID-19 Outbreak At LaSalle Veterans' HomeAccording to the Illinois Department of Public Health, as of Monday, there have been 209 coronavirus cases at the Illinois Veterans Home in LaSalle, including 36 deaths.
LaSalle Veterans' Home Administrator Fired After 25% Of Residents Died Of COVID“We will do everything possible to safeguard the lives of our heroes. Let us make no mistake: these tragic losses serve as a stark and painful example of what happens when community spread is rampant.” Gov. JB Pritzker said.
Coronavirus In Illinois: State Investigating COVID Outbreak At LaSalle Veterans Home After 27 DeathsIllinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office and the state’s Department of Veterans Affairs are attempting to determine what caused the outbreak at the state-run LaSalle Veterans Home in LaSalle, about 90 miles (145 kilometers) southwest of Chicago.
New Illinois Veterans Home In Chicago Is Complete, But Still Not Ready For Anyone To Move InIt took $120 million in taxpayer money, and six years to complete the center, due in part to delays caused by the state’s lengthy budget stalemate under former Gov. Bruce Rauner.
Illinois Vietnam Veterans Honored With 50-Year PinVeterans of the Vietnam War were honored and thanked during a ceremony at Jesse Brown Veteran's Health Care System in Chicago.
Manteno Veterans' Home Resident With Legionnaires' DiesA Manteno veterans' home resident became the 15th resident of a state veterans' facility in Illinois killed by Legionnaires' disease.
Veterans' Agency Audit Ordered After Legionnaire's CaseGov. 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.
Case of Legionnaires' Confirmed At Manteno Veterans' HomeThirteen residents died and dozens of others were sickened after a 2015 outbreak of Legionnaires' disease at the veterans' home in Quincy.
Lawmakers Evaluate State's Response To Quincy Legionnaires’ OutbreakSome Democrats claim Gov. Bruce Rauner's team dropped the ball.
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.
Vietnam Veterans Honored At 'Thank You' Event At College of DuPageThe Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs put on the first of several “thank you” events for Vietnam veterans.
Illinois AG: Duckworth Lawsuit Settlement FinalA settlement in the workplace retaliation lawsuit against Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth is final and the plaintiffs can't back out even if no paperwork was signed, the Illinois Attorney General's office said Thursday.
Judge Allows Workplace Retaliation Case Against Duckworth To Go To TrialUnion County Judge David Boie rejected an effort by government lawyers to dismiss the lawsuit, allowing the case to go to trial in August and remain a campaign issue for Duckworth.
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.