Hines VA Hospital

A sign marks the entrance to the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital on May 30, 2014 in Hines, Illinois. Hines, which is located in suburban Chicago, has been linked to allegations that administrators kept secret waiting lists at Veterans Administration hospitals so hospital executives could collect bonuses linked to meeting standards for rapid treatment. Today, as the scandal continued to grow, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki apologized in public and then resigned from his post. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Food Pantry Opens At Hines VA Hospital

The Greater Chicago Food Depository has opened a food pantry at Hines VA Hospital near Maywood. It’s the food charity’s second such pantry. The first opening was last year at the Jesse Brown VA Hospital in the Illinois Medical District on the West Side.

11/06/2014

A sign marks the entrance to the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital on May 30, 2014 in Hines, Illinois. Hines, which is located in suburban Chicago, has been linked to allegations that administrators kept secret waiting lists at Veterans Administration hospitals so hospital executives could collect bonuses linked to meeting standards for rapid treatment. Today, as the scandal continued to grow, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki apologized in public and then resigned from his post. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Hines VA Hospital Director Retiring

Joan Ricard is leaving after nearly 40 years of service in the Department of Veterans Affairs, including two years as director of the hospital. Her resignation comes amid a slew of allegations about poor treatment at veterans’ hospitals across the country — and after the dismissal Monday of four high-ranking VA officials.

10/07/2014

A sign marks the entrance to the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital on May 30, 2014 in Hines, Illinois. Hines, which is located in suburban Chicago, has been linked to allegations that administrators kept secret waiting lists at Veterans Administration hospitals so hospital executives could collect bonuses linked to meeting standards for rapid treatment. Today, as the scandal continued to grow, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki apologized in public and then resigned from his post. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Veterans Show Up In Force To Complain About Care At Hines VA Hospital

Veterans around the country, including here in Chicago, finally had their say about the scandal surrounding the VA health care system. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

09/04/2014

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS)

Kirk Voices New Allegations From Hines VA Hospital Staff

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says he’s met with doctors from a suburban Chicago veterans hospital who tell him “boxes and boxes” of echocardiograms went unread for weeks and that some patients died in the interim.

05/30/2014

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS)

Kirk Wants Hines VA Boss Booted Over Bonuses

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk wants heads to roll at Hines VA Hospital, due to the millions of dollars in bonuses paid out for top executives since 2011, in light of questions about whether patient waiting times were manipulated.

05/23/2014

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS)

Sen. Kirk: Changes Needed At The Top At Hines VA Hospital

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says five cases had to be settled in court after treatment delays harmed Hines VA patients.

05/22/2014

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS)

Kirk Wants Full Investigation Into Hines VA Hospital

Federal investigators are combing records at Hines Veterans Hospital in Maywood and Senator Mark Kirk says they’re there for a good reason.

05/14/2014

Doctor Generic

Vietnam Vet Wins $12 Million Malpractice Settlement From VA Hospital

A Chicago-area Vietnam veteran will get a $12 million medical malpractice settlement from the federal government.

12/03/2013

Members of the Stryszak family cares for veteran Mike Blacconiere. (CBS)

Burr Ridge Family ‘Adopts’ Two Veterans

Some southwest suburban residents are honoring veterans by welcoming them into their home. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

05/27/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn promotes veterans cash lotto tickets at Hines VA Hospital. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Promotes Veterans Lotto Tickets For Christmas

Governor Quinn dished out the idea at a news conference at the Hines VA Hospital Sunday.

12/23/2012

9/11 Flag

Stitches Added To 9/11 Flag In Illinois

Memories of the morning of Sept. 11, 2001 are thick today at the Hines Veterans’ Administration Hospital near Maywood.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2011