Veterans Choice Program; Illinois Hate Crimes Bill; Politics: Still No State Budget

May 30, 2017
Veterans Administration hospitals in the Chicago area, left, and Madison, Wis.

Veterans Administration hospitals in the Chicago area, left, and Madison, Wis., are two of three such facilities that provide service to veterans living in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.

Hines VA Hospital and Sue Stephens/WNIJ

On the 21st: We learned about how a program aimed at reducing wait times for veterans needing medical care has experienced mixed results in Illinois. Plus, we talked with lawmakers behind a bill aimed at reducing hate crimes in Illinois and got an update on state politics with reporters from across the state.