If you live around here you already know of the situation at the Illinois Veteran's Home. Some have suggested they close the place. Others are more interested in finding the legionella source causing the problems they have been having.  Closing the facility would be traumatic for the veterans who call the place home and economically would be a huge hit for the area.  In my opinion, it is simply not an option.

Jeff Dorsey

Despite, their critics, there are plenty of supporters as well including St. Louis Cardinal broadcaster Mike Shannon. Mike has made several visits to the home with me to spend time talking baseball and war stories with the veterans. When he heard what was going on, he called me to ask what he could do to help. He is willing to lend his voice for the cause to support the veterans and the workers at the Veteran's Home. Here is some of what he had to say: