Dennis Hastert

Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Dennis Hastert

Dennis Hastert To Friends: I Am A Victim, Too

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports, Hastert was neither been seen or heard from publicly on Friday, but he has told close friends that he was sorry people had to go though this ordeal.

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Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert of Illinois delivers remarks during the unveiling ceremony of his portrait at the U.S. Capitol July 28, 2009 in Washington, DC. (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Report: Hastert Paid Cash To Conceal Sexual Misconduct

Former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert was paying a man to keep a sexual relationship a secret, according to a report on the Chicago Tribune’s website.

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Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert attends ceremonies where former First Lady Nancy Reagan unveiled a statue of her husband, President Ronald Reagan on June 3, 2009 in the Rotunda of the US Capitol in Washington, (Credit:  KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Hastert Mentor: Federal Indictment ‘Baffled Me Entirely’

A friend and political mentor of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert was speaking up for the indicted lawmaker on Friday, a day after Hastert was accused of lying to the FBI, and trying to hide apparent hush money payments.

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Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Dennis Hastert

What Was Former Speaker Hastert Allegedly Trying To Cover Up? It’s Anyone’s Guess

The longtime Republican lawmaker allegedly paid about $1.7 million in cash to a longtime acquaintance – identified as Individual A in the indictment – beginning in 2010, to conceal misconduct that occurred years earlier.

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Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert of Illinois attends the unveiling of his portrait at the U.S. Capitol July 28, 2009 in Washington, DC. Hastert is the longest serving Republican speaker, holding the post  from 1999-2007.  (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Faces Federal Charges

Dennis Hastert, the former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, is facing federal charges in an alleged attempt to conceal bank withdrawals of nearly $1 million paid to an individual for past misconduct on the part of the former veteran politician, federal prosecutors announced on Thursday.

05/28/2015

Illinois Republican delegates line up to board a bus to the Republican National Convention on Aug. 28, 2012. The bus from their hotel to the convention showed up an hour late. (Credit: CBS)

Rough Start For Illinois Delegation At GOP Convention

For Illinois GOP delegates, getting to the Republican National Convention in Tampa was a pain on Tuesday, but once inside, the delegation’s chairman had a little fun.

CBS Chicago–08/28/2012

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Plans Called Off For Prairie Highway In Kendall County

The plug has been pulled on a $1 billion highway project to connect I-88 to I-80 in the far western suburbs.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2012

Dennis Hastert

Hastert Acknowledges Increasing Gap Between Rich And Poor

Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert was invited too, and he agrees with the premise of free enterprise, even if some people can’t achieve that dream.

04/13/2011

President Ronald Reagan

Reagan To Be Honored In Illinois For 100th Birthday

A celebration will be held in northwest Illinois early next month, marking the 100th birthday President Ronald Reagan.

CBS Chicago–01/21/2011

Dennis Hastert

Hastert: Hurry Up With Tax Cut Compromise

Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert says the tax cut compromise between President Barack Obama and the Republicans needs to win approval now, or all taxpayers will suffer.

WBBM Newsradio–12/15/2010