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Illinois House Committee Holds Hearing on Veterans Home Coronavirus Outbreak

St Representatives Lance Yednock, David Welter, and Sue Rezin asked questions at an Illinois House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing Wednesday about the coronavirus cases at the LaSalle veteran's home. 


Many were about why the Illinois Department of Public Health wasn’t involved until a week-and-a-half into the outbreak. Yednock, an Ottawa Democrat who's on the committee and whose district includes the veterans home, told the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs he wants a solution and not finger-pointing.



One representative suggested having the fired nursing home administrator answer questions at a future hearing and having a roll call of the 33 residents who died in the outbreak. Nothing was settled Wednesday except that the committee needs to meet again and keep digging for answers. The counterpart committee in the Illinois Senate met last month.

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