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State Week: Lawmakers Push For Answers About Deadly Veterans Home Outbreak


On this epsiode, our panel reviews hearings into the LaSalle Veterans Home and the COVID-19 outbreak that killed 36 residents last fall. 

A top aide to Gov. Pritzker told lawmakers this week she was misled by officials at the home and the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs.

“I was not aware that polices and protocols were not being followed,” Deputy Gov. Sol Flores said. “We were told that they were being followed.”

Republicans were quick to point the finger at the Pritzker Adminsitration for failing to make site visits and ensure proper actions were taken. 

We also talk about the move closer to a full reopening of the economy and what decisions still need to be made before a new state budget is complete.

Tony Arnold with WBEZ joins us. 

Listen to the discussion.  


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