Senators Duckworth and Durbin release statement on new Legionnaires' at IL Vets Home

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U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) released the following statement after two new cases of Legionnaires’ disease were confirmed at the Illinois Veterans’ Home (IVH) Quincy:

“Last month, the Governor stated that his goal was ‘zero instances of Legionella infection’ at IVH Quincy. However in the month that has passed, we have seen nothing from the Governor’s office – no final plan of action, no formal funding request, just more publicity stunts and promises of a task force review of proposals that should have begun years ago. Despite his goal, we’ve now seen two new cases of Legionnaire’s in the same buildings as previous outbreaks. This is outrageous. Illinois families have entrusted the well-being of their loved ones—who have served and sacrificed so much for our country—to the State, but the Governor keeps letting them down. Gov. Rauner can’t waste another minute of time before he takes real action on this crisis.”
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