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Many elderly and disabled people who live in nursing homes need a lot more help taking care of their teeth.

The Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs says 50 residents of its Quincy veterans home have been sickened by Legionnaires' disease, but there are no new deaths to report.

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A health official says the number of confirmed cases of Legionnaires' disease at the Illinois Veterans' Home in Quincy has nearly tripled to 23.

Illinois legislators are moving to revive a home care program for the elderly. The program ran out of funding last month. Democratic Representative Greg Harris of Chicago calls the situation "desperate."