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Gov. Pritzker announces $230 million to Illinois Veterans’ Home in capital bill

QUINCY (WGEM) — Illinois Governor JB Pritzker announced that the $230 million for the Illinois Veterans’ Home project would come out of the “Rebuild Illinois” capital plan that he announced last week.

“We will invest $230 million here at the Quincy Veterans’ Home, allowing us to build a brand new, state of the art facility for our nation’s heroes,” Pritzker said. 

The capital bill needs to be approved by lawmakers before the legislative session wraps up on May 31.

The report said the Quincy Veterans’ Home is the oldest and largest veterans’ home in Illinois, consisting of approximately 37 buildings constructed between 1886 and 2002.

It is home to more than 380 veterans and seniors and employs more than 500 direct care and support staff.

The work will be for a new nursing home and domiciliary on the Quincy Veterans’ Home campus provides for additional beds.

“You served us, so we serve you. It’s your right, and it’s our obligation,” Pritzker said. “My Department of Veterans Affairs and the office of the Governor are focused on delivering on the promise of the safe and secure retirement you deserve.”

Pritzker also said two months ago, the state restarted the construction of a new Chicago Veterans’ Home.

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Don Dwyer

Don Dwyer is a Morning Anchor/Reporter at WGEM.

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