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Hastert Paid To Hide Sexual Relationship: Official
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Hastert Paid To Hide Sexual Relationship: Official

A federal law enforcement official told NBC News on Friday that former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was making the payments to a man in order to conceal a sexual relationship they had while the man was a student at Yorkville High School. Watch »

11 minutes ago
Affidavit Details Aaron Schock's Flight With Donor: Report

Affidavit Details Aaron Schock's Flight With Donor: Report

Former Congressman Aaron Schock may have violated House rules when he took a flight from Washington to Peoria in... Read »

4 hours ago
Judge to Set Initial Court Date for Dennis Hastert

Judge to Set Initial Court Date for Dennis Hastert

The U.S. attorney's office in Chicago says former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has not been arrested following... Read »

5 hours ago
House Committee OKs Police Body Camera Measure

House Committee OKs Police Body Camera Measure

Illinois could soon establish statewide rules for the use of police body cameras, but the proposed legislation would... Read »

May 28, 2015
Hastert Resigns From Law Firm Amid Indictment

Hastert Resigns From Law Firm Amid Indictment

The website for Dickstein Shapiro LLC had Hastert's biography as a "featured attorney" as late as Thursday... Watch »

May 28, 2015
Duckworth: Democratic 2016 Senate Primary Hurts Kirk

Duckworth: Democratic 2016 Senate Primary Hurts Kirk

Duckworth says potential challenger in the Democratic primary for Republican U.S. Sen. Watch »

May 28, 2015
Duckworth Bashes Kirk For Open Letter to Iran

Duckworth Bashes Kirk For Open Letter to Iran

Rep. Tammy Duckworth spoke Thursday at the City Club of Chicago. Watch »

May 28, 2015
Former Speaker Hastert Faces Federal Charges

Former Speaker Hastert Faces Federal Charges

Plano Republican withdrew funds in increments less than $10,000 each to avoid required bank filings, officials... Watch »

May 29, 2015
Rand Paul Visits Chicago's South Side

Rand Paul Visits Chicago's South Side

Sen. Rand Paul says violence that plagues lower income neighborhoods is "not a racial thing" but a... Watch »

May 28, 2015
Analysis: Santorum Begins Iowa Campaign Without Key Staff

Analysis: Santorum Begins Iowa Campaign Without Key Staff

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum announced his second White House bid Wednesday afternoon — but several key... Read »

May 27, 2015
Dems Show Priorities as They Advance 2016 Budget Plan

Dems Show Priorities as They Advance 2016 Budget Plan

Illinois House Democrats introduce a 2016 budget they say cuts spending more modestly than Republican Gov. Read »

May 26, 2015
Dems Give No Hint of Compromise with Rauner on Budget

Dems Give No Hint of Compromise with Rauner on Budget

Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposals would impose term limits on lawmakers, freeze property taxes and tweak workers'... Watch »

May 22, 2015
Closing Arguments Heard in Park Grill Lawsuit

Closing Arguments Heard in Park Grill Lawsuit

A videotape from a meeting 13 years ago has surfaced, complicating the case between the City of Chicago and... Watch »

May 22, 2015
Clinton at NH Brewery: GOP Threatening Small-Business Jobs

Clinton at NH Brewery: GOP Threatening Small-Business Jobs

Republicans in Congress and GOP presidential hopefuls are threatening tens of thousands of small business jobs by... Watch »

May 22, 2015
Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Sent to Rauner's Desk

Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Sent to Rauner's Desk

Illinois Senators on Thursday followed House action from last month that makes small amounts of pot subject to fine... Watch »

May 21, 2015
Fired State Employees Seek Back Pay, Threaten Lawsuit

Fired State Employees Seek Back Pay, Threaten Lawsuit

Employees claim former Treasurer Dan Rutherford fired them 10 months ago for providing evidence in a sexual... Watch »

May 21, 2015
Illinois Senate OKs Bobcat Hunting

Illinois Senate OKs Bobcat Hunting

The legislation would allow the Department of Natural Resources to issue as many as 200 permits a year to keep the... Read »

May 21, 2015
Proposal Eases Navy Pier Booze Rules

Proposal Eases Navy Pier Booze Rules

Mayor Emanuel proposed a new ordinance during city council allowing visitors to carry an open container of alcohol... Watch »

May 21, 2015
Who Will Get Shut Out of GOP Debates?

Who Will Get Shut Out of GOP Debates?

No, the first GOP presidential debate won't contain umpteen candidates crammed onto a stage on August 6. Read »

May 21, 2015
Rauner Expresses Concerns About State Officials in Op-Ed

Rauner Expresses Concerns About State Officials in Op-Ed

Gov. Bruce Rauner took aim at “old guard” state officials Thursday in an op-ed in which he writes that Illinois’... Read »

May 21, 2015
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