SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Following the multiple diagnoses of Legionnaires’ disease at the Quincy Illinois Veterans’ Home, which claimed the lives of thirteen veterans or their spouses, state Rep. Jay Hoffman, D-Swansea, is moving forward to demand answers.

“Governor Rauner and his state agencies have failed our veteran,” Hoffman said. “Withholding information vital to the investigation into the Legionnaires’ outbreak at the Quincy Veterans’ Home is beyond disgraceful. I am now calling on the governor and his agencies to promptly release their information to the General Assembly, and to lead a thorough and comprehensive investigation to ensure tragedies such as this never happen again.”

Hoffman’s House Resolution 726 calls on the Rauner administration, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, and the Department of Public Health to release any and all information relating to the outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease at the Quincy Veterans’ Home to address why precautions weren’t taken from the start.

“The men and women who have risked their lives to defend our freedom deserve far better than this,” Hoffman said. “Our veterans must know we can and will do better to protect them from illness and disease from this moment forward.”

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