140 Pages of Court Documents Reveal Tragic Mismanagement of Quincy Veterans’ Home Under Rauner

Lawsuits Allege IVH Failed to Notify Families, Test Residents After Legionnaires Discovered at Facility

Chicago, IL – Newly revealed court documents allege that the Illinois Veterans’ Home (IVH) in Quincy failed to notify families and test residents after Legionnaires’ disease was discovered at the facility in July 2015.
On Thursday afternoon, 140 pages of court documents were made public, shedding light on the Legionnaires crisis that left 13 dead and 60 infected on Bruce Rauner’s watch. The lawsuits surfaced after a WBEZ story Wednesday exposing the tragic stories of families dealing with the loss of loved ones at IVH.
“Allegations of failure to notify families and test residents are appalling and more evidence of Bruce Rauner’s gross mismanagement and neglect,” said Pritzker campaign spokeswoman Jordan Abudayyeh. “Sadly, this is only the tip of the iceberg as many more details remain unknown, which is why Bruce Rauner must immediately release all communication about the Legionnaires outbreaks in Quincy.”


Michael Berger