A surface-to-air missile lit up the sky in Damascus early Saturday morning after President Trump announced airstrikes would be launched to deter the Syrian government for allegedly using chemical weapons.

Hassan Ammar/AP

April 15, 2018

Debates Ensue After Western Missiles Hit Syria

The U.S., France and the U.K. targeted chemical weapons sites in Syria early Saturday. Since the launch of more than 100 missiles, a war of words has ensued.


Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy.

Illinois Dept. of Veterans Affairs

February 16, 2018

2016 Report Puts Quincy Plumbing Fix At 8 Million Dollars

A report obtained by The Associated Press shows engineers told Governor Bruce Rauner's administration in 2016 that replacing problematic plumbing at a veterans' home beset by Legionnaires' disease would cost $8 million, much lower than the estimate provided by state officials. 


Jon Ebel

Jon Ebel for Congress campaign website

February 02, 2018

Candidate For Congress Criticizes Trump For Releasing Nunes Memo

A Democratic congressional candidate with an intelligence background says he does not think President Trump should have released the controversial Nunes memo relating to the Trump-Russia election investigation.


The entrance to the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy.

Andrew Gill/WBEZ

December 21, 2017

‘Beginning Of An Epidemic’: Email Shows State Waited 6 Days To Publicize Legionnaires’ Outbreak

Illinois public health officials delayed informing the public for nearly a week about a deadly 2015 Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at a state veterans’ home in Quincy despite knowing the facility was facing “the beginning of an epidemic,” according to internal emails from Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office obtained by Illinois Public Radio's member station in Chicago, WBEZ.


Sen. Tammy Duckworth, visiting the University of Illinois RailTEC Center in Champaign.

Sen. Tammy Duckworth's Office

December 15, 2017

Duckworth Talks Taxes, Spending, Quincy Veterans’ Home At Stop In Champaign

GOP leaders in Congress had not yet released the final version of their tax reform bill when Senator Tammy Duckworth made a stop in Champaign Friday. But the freshman Democrat said she didn’t see how Republicans would adjust the bill's main features that she opposes. 


Entrance to the Illinois Veterans' Home in Quincy.

Andrew Gill/WBEZ

December 13, 2017

Surviving War, But Not The Veterans’ Home

Since July 2015, 13 residents of a veterans’ home in west central Illinois have died from Legionnaires’ disease. Eleven families are suing the state for negligence.


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