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Legionnaires’ outbreak at veterans’ home claims two more lives

Adams County health officials have reported that two more victims of a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at the Quincy Illinois Veterans’ Home died as a result of the disease, bringing the overall death toll to nine. The local health department is still investigating the source of the outbreak that has caused…

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Illinois – Four veterans home patients have died of Legionnaires’ disease

Four patients at the Quincy Veterans Home in Quincy, Illinois have died during an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease. According to the Adams County Health Department, twenty-five other patients at the home have tested positive for Legionella, the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’. People with respiratory illnesses and the elderly are at…

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Chicago – A Gold Coast rehab center resident dies from legionella

The Chicago Department of Public Health confirmed that a person living at a rehab facility in Chicago’s Gold Coast has died of legionella. Officials from the department have not yet confirmed the source of the bacteria. Legionella is known as the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease. This type of bacteria…

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Will County – Teacher’s aide at Lincoln Way West High School charged with having sex with underage student

The Will County Sheriff’s office reported that a teacher’s aide at Lincoln Way West High School in Suburban New Lenox was charged with two counts of criminal sexual assault of a female student who was between the ages of 13 and 17. The aide allegedly communicated with the underage student…

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Charges Filed Against Winnebago Man for Sexually Abusing Children at Day Care

Prosecutors in Winnebago County, Illinois have charged David Seaton, 51 a Winnebago resident with as many as 11 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse as well as one count of predatory sexual assault. Seaton was first charged with one count related to a 3 year old victim at his wife’s…

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Acting Quickly Can Help Preserve Camera Footage of Car Accidents

There are more cameras in public places now then there ever were before, and camera footage is often used to aid police in criminal investigations. Increasingly though, accident victims are also benefiting from the use pictures and video from public cameras in their cases. Take, for instance, a car accident…