Linda Chapa LaVia resigned Monday after facing scrutiny during a legislative hearing regarding the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak at the LaSalle Veterans’ Home.

Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA) director Linda Chapa LaVia resigned Monday, mere hours after facing intense scrutiny from members of the Illinois General Assembly over her handling of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak at the LaSalle Veterans’ Home that has so far killed at least 36 residents.

Chapa LaVia’s resignation, which  Gov. JB Pritzker announced in a press release Monday afternoon, came less than two hours after the director signaled she had no plans to resign.

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