The federal government is giving the state of Illinois $4.1 million to renovate a veterans home where a 2015 outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease contributed to the deaths of 13 residents.
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June 29, 2018 – The badly needed money, which will be donated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, will be used to upgrade the water system and other improvements at the Quincy facility, according to Illinois senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth.
Durbin says the $4.1 million will provide a “needed boost,” but that “there is much more work to be done.” Illinois health officials have struggled to contain the Legionnaires’ outbreak over the past 3 years, when the first deaths were reported.
Gov. Bruce Rauner has proposed a $245 million overhaul which would consist of completely replacing corroded plumbing and rebuilding the facility. Lawmakers approved a state budget last month that includes $53 million for the project.
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