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.
Long-Stalled Veterans Home In Chicago Expected To Be Finished By End Of The YearAfter 10 years, plans for a new state veterans’ home on the Northwest Side finally appear to becoming reality.
State Report Reveals Mishandling Over Legionnaires' Outbreaks At Veterans' HomeState audits outline a series of delays and mishandlings following several outbreaks of Legionnaires' disease at a Quincy veterans’ home.
Feds Give Illinois $4.1 Million To Fix Up Legionnaires'-Struck Veterans' HomeThe federal government is giving Illinois $4.1 million to renovate a veterans' home where Legionnaires' disease has contributed to the deaths of 13 residents.
Illinois To Spend $3M For New Well At Quincy Veterans' HomeGov. Bruce Rauner said Wednesday Illinois will split the cost with the city of Quincy, which currently gets water from the Mississippi River.
Rauner Seeks New $230M Veterans Home After Legionnaires' OutbreakGov. Bruce Rauner's administration on Tuesday recommended starting fresh at the Quincy veterans' home beleaguered by Legionnaires' disease.
Legionnaires' Outbreak: $278M In Upgrades Recommended At Vet HomeA preliminary report on the Legionnares' outbreak at the Quincy veterans home calls for a state-of-the-art residence, new plumbing and a newly drilled well for a separate water source.
Rauner Gets Mixed Reviews While Staying At Veterans HomeGov. Bruce Rauner prepared to spend his third night at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, with first lady Diana scheduled to join him.
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.
Emanuel Blames Rauner For Stalled Veterans Home In ChicagoThe project in Chicago would provide 200 veterans with long-term skilled nursing care.
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.