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Rauner commits to water system upgrades at Vets Home

Rauner commits to water system upgrades at Vets Home

5 days, 18 hours ago by Scott Hardy

Spoke as he ended week-long stay

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner says he's committed to infrastructure improvements at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, including new plumbing. Scott Hardy has more

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Rauner made the commitment Wednesday as he completed his week-long stay at the Home.

( Governor Bruce Rauner :18 )

In a speech, Rauner said the improvements are part of a four-point plan to prevent further cases of Legionella, which has killed 13 residents since 2015. While talking to reporters after the speech, Rauner said that just how they'll replace the water system still needs to be decided.

( Governor Bruce Rauner :16 )

Rauner also said the state should consider building a new facility on the campus, or re-model and upgrade current buildings. Rauner also defended his administrations' response to the outbreaks.

( Governor Bruce Rauner :10 )

Rauner added that he both showered and drank the water during his stay at the home.

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