* The joint House and Senate hearing on the Quincy veterans’ home was an emotional event. From the Sun-Times…
As [Illinois Veterans’ Affairs Director Erica Jeffries] and [Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health Nirav Shah] exited the meeting Monday, the two repeatedly deflected questions from the Sun-Times and WBEZ reporter Dave McKinney.
They both suggested inquiries be directed to a spokesperson, who stood inches away.
When asked why two heads of state agencies couldn’t speak for themselves, Jeffries responded bluntly.
“Generally I prefer to speak with journalists who have journalistic integrity,” she said.
“And to whom are you referring,” asked McKinney, who’s broken much of the news related to the outbreak.
Jeffries remained silent and walked away.
Yeah, that tactic always works. Right.