Is the water really safe at veteran’s home in Quincy? It’s a serious question now after 12 people died from Legionnaires’ disease in 2015 another died in November. And now the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs is telling WBEZ in Chicago there are more unreported cases of Legionnaires’.
The deaths and apparent slow reaction and inability to get the outbreak under control are hitting Governor Bruce Rauner and his administration hard. This week he was asked directly if he had faith if the property was clean even though people were getting sick.
Rauner was also given the chance for his administration and himself to personally take moral responsibility for the deaths of 13 people.
Now the two veterans committees in the General Assembly are going to hold a joint legislative hearing to address the ongoing problems at the home. That is scheduled for January 9th in Chicago.