Illinois House Expunges Lawmaker's Tainted Water ThreatRep. Stephanie Kifowit apologized for the indelicate comment she made about Lombard Republican Peter Breen Tuesday during floor debate on legislation involving the deadly Legionnaire's disease crisis at a Quincy veterans' home.
Another Legionnaires' Disease Cluster Found In McHenry CountyLegionnaires is a serious lung infection that people can get by breathing in small droplets of water containing Legionella bacteria.
Three Elgin Schools Closed Over Legionella BacteriaThree schools in Elgin and the District U-46 central offices have been evacuated, after air quality tests found higher than normal levels of Legionella bacteria in their cooling towers.
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.
One Chicago Death From Legionella ReportedA person living at a Gold Coast rehabilitation center has died of legionella, according to the Chicago Department of Public Health. The agency had very few details, but said the victim was living at Warren Barr Gold Coast. Officials say they aren’t sure how the victim contracted the disease.