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Around the state 2-14-18

Officials confirm a case of Legionnaires' at facility
CHICAGO (AP) — Officials say one patient at a mental health facility in the southern Illinois has tested positive for Legionnaires' disease.
Illinois' Department of Human Services says in a Wednesday statement that the patient at the Chester Mental Health Center was being treated and is in stable condition. The agency received the test results Tuesday.
It says it's working with Illinois' Department of Public Health to determine the source of the bacteria, while also monitoring other patients. Legionnaires' is contracted by people who inhale vapor from infected water.
The IDHS statement says there are around 300 cases reported each year in Illinois.
Public attention in recent months has focused on the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, where Legionnaires' has contributed to the deaths of more than a dozen residents since 2015.
 
New plaque in Illinois House commemorates Obama 2016 speech
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — There's a new plaque at the state capitol in Springfield commemorating President Barack Obama's 2016 speech to lawmakers in the Illinois House.
The Chicago Tribune reports that the marker hangs behind the speaker's podium that Obama used to give the address in February 2016. The then-president asked lawmakers to set aside partisan differences and work to end Illinois' long budget impasse. Illinois lawmakers approved a budget last summer.
The black-and-gold plaque includes Obama's signature, a quote from Obama and the state seal.
 
Lawsuit filed over L.L. Bean's 1-year limit on returns
CHICAGO (AP) — An unhappy customer is suing L.L. Bean over its new return policy, claiming the company broke a vow to customers.
The lawsuit in federal court in Chicago contends customers bought items because of L.L. Bean's unlimited "satisfaction" guarantee. The lawsuit accuses L.L. Bean of breach of warranty.
The Maine-based retailer announced Friday it's imposing a one-year limit for most returns, because it says too many people are abusing the system.
Company spokeswoman Carolyn Beem said the lawsuit misrepresents the return policy. She said purchases made before Feb. 9, 2018, are not subject to the new policy as long as there's proof of purchase.
The plaintiff, Victor Bondi, is seeking class-action status for the lawsuit filed on Monday. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages or an order that L.L. Bean honor the old warranty.

New Six Flags loop roller coaster now has a name, festival
GURNEE (AP) — A record-breaking roller coaster set to open this spring north of Chicago now has a name: Mardi Gras Hangover.
Six Flags Great America in Gurnee announced the name Tuesday. The park also said the loop coaster will open in the park's Mardi Gras-themed area and that Six Flags also will be introducing a new Mardi Gras Festival in late summer. It will include nightly shows, floats, beads and fireworks.
The 100-foot-tall coaster will take riders forward and backward on a giant loop. Six Flags has said it will be the world's largest loop roller coaster.
Park President Hank Salemi says riders "will experience multiple moments of hang-time." He says along with the festival, the name is "the perfect fit."

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