A bipartisan steering committee is taking steps to support the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy.
Concerns about comments from elected officials and candidates calling for closure of the facility after lawsuits were filed in the wake of Legionella outbreaks in recent years led to formation of the committee. Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore says; “We know the state is not hiding from this, but is doing everything they can to stop further outbreaks,” Moore continued. “The Quincy Veterans Home has over 131 years of experience in caring for our veterans, providing them with 210 acres in a park-like setting to live out their days with the respect and dignity they deserve. Over 500 employees dedicate their lives to taking care of our veterans and have enormous pride in the quality of care they deliver. Our committee’s goal is to work with the Quincy Veterans Home to tell their story, to support the staff who provide quality care to the veterans who call this their home.”

Members of the steering committee are State Senator Jil Tracy… State Representative Randy Freese, IDES Director Jeff Mays, former state rep Mike McClain, former mayors C. David Nuessen and Chuck Scholz and GREDF President Marcel Wagner.

Mayor Moore and the committee plan to work with all stakeholders to ensure that issues surrounding the Legionella virus at the Illinois Veterans Home are resolved.