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Audit details delays, mishandling of Legionnaires’ disease response from Rauner administration Audit details delays, mishandling of Legionnaires’ disease response from Rauner administration

Audit details delays, mishandling of Legionnaires’ disease response from Rauner administration

Illinois’ auditor general detailed delays, mishandling and poor communication from former Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration in its response to a deadly Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at the Illinois Veterans Home at Quincy which began in 2015. The report from Auditor General Frank Mautino said at least 220 residents and staff became ill in August and September 2015, with 57 testing positive for legionella and 101 testing negative. In total, 66 residents and eight employees or volunteers have tested positive for legionella since 2015, and 13 related resident deaths...
House committee advances bill to ban for-profit immigrant detention centers House committee advances bill to ban for-profit immigrant detention centers

House committee advances bill to ban for-profit immigrant detention centers

A bill banning for-profit prisons in the state, including immigrant detention centers, advanced out of committee at the Illinois Capitol this week. State Rep. Kelly Cassidy, a Chicago Democrat, is the lead sponsor of House Bill 2040, which passed 18-10 out of the House Labor and Commerce Committee Wednesday. She called it “critically important” to Illinois remaining...
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