Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner

Newly released emails from the Illinois governor’s office illustrate how state officials worked to control the release of information to the public during the 2015 Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy (IVHQ).

The state conceded that the first news release confirming eight cases of Legionnaires’ disease at IVHQ in August 2015

A fourth case of Legionnaires’ disease since Feb. 12 was confirmed at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy (IVHQ) after a positive laboratory testing, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affair (IDVA). The resident is recovering and in stable condition.

It is the fourth consecutive year