Legislators send letter to Rauner demanding release of more information on Quincy Veterans Home
Legislators in the General Assembly sent Gov. Bruce Rauner a bipartisan letter on April 23 requesting information about the Quincy Veterans Home.
"We write to you today to follow up on the discussion that occurred at the end of the April 19 Joint Veterans Affairs Committee hearing regarding the Quincy Veterans Home," the letter reads. "At the committee hearing we requested additional information from your Special Advisor and Agency Directors."
Sens. Thomas Cullerton and Sam McCann signed the letter along with Reps. Linda Chapa LaVia and David McSweeney.
"It has been months since our first hearing and we have not seen one single legislative request to expedite the needs of the situation that has continued at the Quincy Veterans Home," the letter reads.
The letter also asked that Gov. Rauner reach out to President Donald Trump to ensure Quincy Veterans Home receives federal funding to help complete all construction and improvements on its campus.
The legislators said they are willing to write legislation to expedite the process to ensure the safety and well-being of Quincy residents. They have also asked for a list of any applicable laws and rules that need to be temporarily amended to handle this matter.
The letter requests the information be released no later than the close of business on Friday, April 27.