According to his attorney, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich has chosen not to appear in person at his resentencing next month in Chicago and will instead make his first appearance in a public forum in four years via video from a Colorado prison.The 59-year-old Democrat had originally planned to return to his hometown, but reluctantly agreed with officials that the logistics of the 1,000 mile journey would cause complications.Blagojevich has granted no interviews in prison, so the resentencing will be the first chance to see how his appearance has changed behind bars.Information provided by the State Journal-Register
Gov. Bruce Rauner said the state is doing everything it can to prevent the spread of Legionnaires' disease at a veterans home where the outbreak last year sickened 52 people and killed 12.Rauner visited the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy on Wednesday, a day after officials announced that two more residents of the home were sickened and less than a month after a nearly $5 million water treatment plant and delivery system was unveiled at the facility.The home has stopped admitting new residents.In a news release, Rauner's office said further water restrictions may be put in place until the source of a news cases can be identified. It cautioned, though, that the source may never be identified. It cautioned, though, that the source of may never be identified due to the nature of the bacteria that cause the disease, which can be inhaled in water vapor.Federal officials have said the bacteria that caused the outbreak last year were likely spread by an aging water system at the 129-year-old facility.Information provided by the State Journal-Register
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