NPR Illinois is reporting, “Governor Bruce Rauner just ended a week-long stay at the Illinois Veteran’s Home in Quincy, the facility where 13 people have died from Legionnaires’ Disease since 2015.
The governor boasted about the facility, its staff, and of course the veterans who live there. He discussed changes made to keep the home safe, like chemical treatments for the water, flushing pipes regularly, strictly monitoring residents, and speeding up testing for the disease from four days to a few hours.
However, state Senator Sam McCann, a Republican from Plainview, says the governor’s response is too little, too late. “Instead of being to always try to be in campaign mode, get off the Harley, get off the skates, and do your job. And doing your job would have been to have gone there two and a half years ago and held this press conference.”…”