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  • Boy Scouts haven't revoked Hastert's Distinguished Citizen Award

    Boy Scouts haven't revoked Hastert's Distinguished Citizen Award
    Three Fires Council of the Boy Scouts of America officials have not discussed whether Dennis Hastert will retain the Distinguished Citizen Award he received in 2000, a representative said Friday. The council, based in St. Charles, gives the award...
  • Denny Hastert's dark secret

    Denny Hastert's dark secret
    More than 100 times in two and a half years, former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert withdrew cash from his bank accounts to pay down a $3.5 million hush-money bargain, federal prosecutors say. They don't say why. The formal charges against the...
  • Ex-Speaker Hastert charged with lying to FBI about hush money withdrawals

    Ex-Speaker Hastert charged with lying to FBI about hush money withdrawals
    Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million in apparent hush money to a longtime acquaintance to cover-up wrongdoing in his past, then lied to the FBI when asked about suspicious cash withdrawals from several banks, federal...
  • Hastert indictment casts spotlight on days as teacher, claims of sex abuse

    Hastert indictment casts spotlight on days as teacher, claims of sex abuse
    Indicted former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert was paying off a man to conceal sexual abuse from decades earlier, when Hastert taught and coached at a high school in Chicago’s far west suburbs, federal law enforcement sources said Friday....
  • Hastert case shows need for Illinois sex-abuse hotline, survivors group says

    Hastert case shows need for Illinois sex-abuse hotline, survivors group says
    A support group for clergy sex abuse victims presented a letter to Lisa Madigan's office Monday asking the attorney general to set up a hotline for adults who have suffered sex abuse as children. The group also sent letters Monday to the Illinois...
  • Amid allegations, some consider removing Dennis Hastert's presence

    Amid allegations, some consider removing Dennis Hastert's presence
    A portrait of Dennis Hastert hangs in a place of honor in the Capitol, alongside portraits of Henry Clay, Sam Rayburn, Carl Albert, Tip O'Neill, Newt Gingrich and other giants of Congress. With Hastert accused of lying to the FBI over bank withdrawals...
  • Hastert hires Washington attorney as Chicago court braces for media crush

    Hastert hires Washington attorney as Chicago court braces for media crush
    Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has hired longtime Washington white collar criminal defense attorney Thomas Green to represent him on charges Hastert arranged to pay $3.5 million in hush money to cover up wrongdoing against an acquaintance, a...
  • Hastert joins crowded club of fallen moralists

    Hastert joins crowded club of fallen moralists
    Evil lurks in unlikely places. In movies, it is always the all-American nice guy who turns out to be the villain. In real life, think Bill Cosby (scolding others to "pull up their pants," even as he allegedly attacked women he had drugged into...
  • Hastert enters not guilty plea during 1st court appearance

    Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has pleaded not guilty to charges that he violated banking rules and lied to the FBI about promising to pay $3.5 million in hush money to conceal misconduct from his days as a high school teacher. On Tuesday,...
  • Hastert didn't fall from grace. He fell from decency.

    Hastert didn't fall from grace. He fell from decency.
    Did Denny Hastert really fall from grace with that indictment that brought him to federal court on Tuesday? As I waited for him to perform his perp walk, that rite of shaming that white-collar criminals endure, and later when waiting for his barely...
  • Auto museum to remove Dennis Hastert car from tollway display

    Auto museum to remove Dennis Hastert car from tollway display
    A classic car once owned by former House Speaker Dennis Hastert will be removed Friday from an I-90 tollway oasis display between Rockford and Marengo. "(The Volo Auto Museum) is taking this unusual action in the wake of allegations regarding Hastert'...