Lawsuits have now been filed by some of the families of veterans who died from COVID-19 while living at the LaSalle Veterans Home last November.
The deaths come a few years after up to 14 residents of another state-run veterans home died in Quincy after a Legionnaires outbreak. That deadly incident was used by Governor JB Pritzker to tarnish then Governor Bruce Rauner. Pritzker says his administration handled the current situation quite differently than Rauner did.
Pritzker has appointed a new acting director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs.