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.


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."