Aaron Schock was 27 years old when he was elected to Congress and became the first member of the House born in the 1980s.
Already a political veteran — he won a write-in campaign for the Peoria school board at 19 — Schock was seen as one of Capitol Hill's up and comers. It didn't hurt that he was a gym disciple with a camera-ready face.
But six years after being sworn in as a congressman in 2009, Schock resigned amid a federal and state criminal probe into how he spent campaign dollars and his $1 million-plus annual office budget.
Now, Schock, 35, faces a 24-count federal indictment handed down Thursday by a Springfield grand jury that accuses him of repeatedly pilfering...