After weeklong stay, Illinois Governor proposes task force to study fixes for veterans home with Legionnaires' history

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) said this week he would convene a task force to look at how to best overhaul a state veterans home and prevent another outbreak of Legionnaires'.

The disease killed 13 and sickened dozens at a state-run facility in Quincy, IL.

Rauner's announcement Wednesday followed his weeklong stay at the facility, which some called an election-year publicity stunt.

“I've taken all my showers every day in the showers here, and I've drunken water from the sinks as well as other sources, and I've had a great time with our veterans and staff,” Rauner told reporters Wednesday.

His administration has faced widespread criticism for its response to the Legionnaires' crisis. Sen. Dick Durbin (D - IL) had called for the building's shutdown, at least until the building's water system is replaced.

Rauner's task force announcement Wednesday was accompanied by a statement that he would still consider replacing more pipes, in addition to $6 million already invested in a new water filtration system.