Senate Democrats blasted Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration for failing to appear to answer questions about a report showing a possible fix for a veterans' home beset by Legionnaires' disease would cost far less than what officials have repeatedly said.

A task force created by Illinois' governor to address the deadly Legionnaires' disease at the Illinois Veterans Home will review the possibility for new construction at the facility.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's re-election campaign has pulled a TV ad featuring Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, who's facing allegations he blackmailed a woman to keep her quiet about their affair. 

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has pledged federal support for fixing problematic water supplies at the Illinois Veterans' Home in Quincy where Legionnaires' disease has claimed 13 lives since 2015.

Surviving War, But Not The Veterans' Home

Dec 13, 2017
Andrew Gill / Illinois Public Radio

Two cases of Legionnaires' disease have been reported at a western Illinois veterans' home more than two years after an outbreak killed 12 people and sickened 54 at the facility. 

Experts say heavy rain and flooding affected northern Illinois in July while the central and southern parts of the state saw dry weather that caused crop damage.

A former Illinois prosecutor who was found not guilty two months ago in the 2006 death of his first wife has filed a federal lawsuit for damages.  Curtis Lovelace, his sons Logan and Lincoln, and his wife, Christine, on behalf of minor son Larson, filed suit against several officers and officials in Adams County and the city of Quincy.

A trucking bed and body company says it plans to expand in western Illinois, eventually adding as many as 250 jobs. Quincy-based Knapheide Manufacturing Co. will build an additional facility in Quincy over the next year.

Faculty members at Quincy University in western Illinois have presented the school's trustees with a 'no confidence' vote in President Robert Gervasi.  The action deals with the Catholic liberal arts university's financial challenges. 

Gov. Bruce Rauner says the state's doing everything possible to reduce the risk of further contamination by legionella bacteria at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy.

Rauner visited the home Wednesday, a day after state officials reported two residents have new cases of Legionnaires' disease.

Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Nirva Shah said at a news conference that both affected residents have been treated and released from a hospital.

Jury deliberations are underway in the first-degree murder trial of a former Quincy prosecutor and University of Illinois football captain accused of killing his wife on Valentine's Day in 2006.

A Missouri woman who pleaded guilty to breaking into a Quincy museum has been sentenced to three years in prison.

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin wants a federal review of the state's response to a Legionnaires' disease outbreak that killed 12 residents of a western Illinois veterans home.

Legionnaires' disease has claimed the life of a 13th person in Quincy following the death of another Illinois veterans' home resident.

Officials at the Illinois veterans' home where nine elderly residents have died from Legionnaires' disease say they still have not pinpointed the water-borne bacteria's source. 

Ten people in western Illinois now have died from Legionnaires' disease after a state veterans home reported two new fatalities among its residents.

The Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs says two more residents at its Quincy veterans home have been sickened by Legionnaires' disease.  This boosts the total number of people stricken in the outbreak to 52.

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.

Seven people have died from a Legionnaires' Disease outbreak in western Illinois.   The cases all involve residents of the Illinois Veterans' Home in Quincy.  

The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting a fourth death from Legionnaires' disease after an outbreak at a western Illinois veterans' home.


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

A major bridge over the Mississippi River at Quincy now has colorful lighting that can be changed to mark special events.

Jason Parrott / Tri-States Public Radio

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) - Cleanup of storm-damaged trees continues in the western Illinois city of Quincy where a park district official says workers may be at it for months. High winds during a mid-July storm brought down large trees throughout the city, including dozens of major trees in city parks.

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QUINCY, Ill. (AP) - A powerful thunderstorm with winds as high as 70 mph tore through the Quincy area, toppling trees and power lines, damaging homes and knocking out power to thousands in Adams County.  In Quincy, the damage was so extensive after Monday night's storm that Mayor Kyle Moore declared a state of emergency and asked residents to remain in their homes unless they had a life-threatening emergency.


The family of a 12-year-old Quincy boy who was shot dead in March has created a foundation in his memory.

A Quincy native and retired U.S. Navy captain wants to honor his hometown's namesake by naming a ship after former President John Quincy Adams as the Illinois city celebrates its 175th anniversary.

A high school history teacher is seeking the Democratic nomination for an Illinois Congressional seat in a district with a history of electing Republicans.