- Published: 19 January 2016
SPRINGFIELD – A project to build a veterans’ home on Chicago’s Northwest Side has been stalled since the budget impasse started in July. A new proposal by State Senator John G. Mulroe (D-Chicago) would fund the project to let construction resume immediately.
“I am sick and tired of politics getting in the way of our state providing the basic services that are required by our constitution,” Mulroe said. “Letting the construction of a veterans’ home get caught up in this budget mess is unacceptable.”
Senate Bill 2225 would free up over $60 million that has been dedicated to and intended for building the 200-bed facility.
“This facility will provide specialized medical care for the brave men and women who fought for our country, some of whom have Alzheimer’s and dementia,” Mulroe said. “We need to come together to take care of our veterans. They deserve nothing less.”
The measure was introduced on January 13.