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Illinois resolution seeks timeline of veterans home outbreak

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - An Illinois panel has advanced a resolution that demands a clear and detailed timeline of the events surrounding a fatal outbreak of Legionnaires' disease at the Quincy Veterans Home.

The outbreak claimed the lives of 12 residents in 2015 and another life last fall.

The State Journal-Register reports that the House Veterans' Affairs Committee approved the resolution during a hearing Wednesday morning. It now goes to the full House.

If approved, the resolution would give the Illinois Department of Public Health Director Nirav Shah, Department of Veterans' Affairs Director Erica Jeffries and Gov. Bruce Rauner's office two weeks to a provide a comprehensive timeline of the events.

The resolution also calls for a proposal of solutions that would help prevent further outbreaks at the facility.

Information from: The State Journal-Register, http://www.sj-r.com

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