Lawmakers representing the LaSalle Veterans’ Home unveiled new legislation that would allow inspectors general of state agencies to subpoena former state employees.
Two Republican senators have introduced legislation to standardize the way local election authorities across Illinois handle elections.
Some Republicans in the General Assembly, including House Minority Leader Jim Durkin, are calling for a criminal investigation into the COVID-19 related deaths at the state-run LaSalle Veterans’ Home.
More than 3.68 million COVID vaccine doses have been administered in Illinois, with 10.25% of the state’s population now fully vaccinated.
Two Republican lawmakers on Monday unveiled legislation to strengthen internal policies at state-run veterans homes in the case of a disease outbreak, such as the COVID-19 outbreak at the LaSalle Veterans’ Home.
Illinois public health officials would be required to visit state-run veterans homes almost immediately upon learning of an infectious disease outbreak under legislation introduced by a Republican state senator whose district includes the home where 36 veterans died in a coronavirus outbreak.