U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs http://peoriapublicradio.org en Danville VA disputes audit findings http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/danville-va-disputes-audit-findings <div>A spokesman for the VA’s Illiana Medical Center in Danville says he’s had no indication there were serious problems with patient wait times there.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The results of a federal audit of the country’s VA facilities released Monday showed a veteran’s average wait time for primary care there was 54 days, the worst in Illinois.&nbsp;</span></div><div> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 17:27:46 +0000 Jeff Bossert 24731 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Danville VA disputes audit findings Sen. Durbin says vets should receive disability payments sooner http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/sen-durbin-says-vets-should-receive-disability-payments-sooner <p></p><div>U.S. Senator Dick Durbin says the way American veterans receive disability claims has “got to change.”</div><div>His comments come as the federal Department of Veterans Affairs is working on a new digital, paper-less way of handling the claims. The V.A. is working to get that done by September.</div><div> Tue, 28 May 2013 12:22:52 +0000 Denise Molina & Chris Slaby 6322 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Sen. Durbin says vets should receive disability payments sooner