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U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk discusses his recovery from a stroke, a day before he returns to work at the U.S. Capitol. Kirk suffered the stroke on Jan. 23, 2012, and underwent extensive rehabilitation before his scheduled return to the Senate on Jan. 3, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Sen. Kirk Wants To Digitize Veterans’ Disability Claims To Speed Up Process

Senator Mark Kirk says there’s a reason, but no excuse, for a year plus delay in processing veterans’ disability claims, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

07/03/2013

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New Vets Struggle As Older Veterans’ Programs Take Up Most Of VA Budget

Military veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan seem to be in competition with older vets for financial assistance.

CBS Chicago–12/27/2011

World War II veteran Gerald Diez, 90, may be displaced from his home at the Marion VA, his family says. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Will VA Bounce Vets From Nursing Facilities?

The families of military veterans say their loved ones are being pushed out of the VA centers that promised to take care of them. CBS 2’s Dave Savini investigates.

CBS 2–06/23/2011

Photo Of Jorge Torrez (Handout Photo)

Ex-Marine Linked To Zion Killings Charged In Naval Officer’s Death

A former Lake County man linked to the murders of two little girls in Zion has been indicted for the 2009 murder of a female naval officer in Virginia.

06/17/2011

Bob Karbin

Man Raped In Military Says VA Denying Him Benefits

Thousands of soldiers are sexually assaulted every year by fellow soldiers. Now one of them is speaking out about how the Veterans Administration failed him. CBS 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports.

CBS 2–11/10/2010