Rauner taking up close look at Legionnaires’ outbreak in Quincy Vets home

Rauner taking up close look at Legionnaires’ outbreak in Quincy Vets home

Governor Rauner is taking an up close look at the issue of health and safety at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy. He spent Wednesday night there and plans to stay there several days. The facility has seen 13 residents die after repeated outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease since 2015. Legionnaires is caused by bacteria in contaminated water. Legislative committees plan hearings next week into the issue.