Madigan Wants To Abolish Statute Of Limitations For Child Sex CrimesIn the wake of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert’s child sex abuse scandal, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has renewed her call to eliminate the statute of limitations on sex crimes against children.
Judge Allows Hastert Victim's Breach Of Contract Lawsuit To ProceedA day after former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert was sentenced to 15 months in prison for trying to cover up allegations of sex abuse, a Kendall County judge allowed an individual at the center of the case to proceed with a lawsuit seeking the rest of the hush money Hastert had promised him.
Dennis Hastert Sentencing: Read The TranscriptHere is a transcript of statements made at the hearing.
Testimony From Alleged Hastert Victim Sends Powerful MessageCBS 2's Sandra Torres reports on how Scott Cross' words in court made an impact.
Hastert’s Hometown No Longer Bragging About Former U.S. House SpeakerCBS 2’s Mike Parker reports Plano’s former favorite son is the talk of the town.
Former State GOP Leader Tom Cross Has Painful Connection To Hastert CaseThe brother of the former state GOP House leader emerged Wednesday as an abuse victim of Dennis Hastert.
Hastert Sentenced To 15 Months In Hush Money CaseCalling former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert a "serial child molester," a federal judge has sentenced him to 15 months in prison for trying to skirt banking regulations to conceal hush money payments intended to cover up sex abuse allegations from the time he was a high school wrestling coach and teacher in Yorkville decades ago.
Hastert Acknowledges Sex Abuse For First Time; "I Am Sorry To Those I Hurt"The brother of former Illinois Republican House Leader Tom Cross testified Wednesday that he was sexually abused by former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert, who is facing sentencing for violating banking laws to conceal hush money payments to another victim.
In Hastert’s Hometown, Many Support Jail Time For Former House SpeakerCBS 2's Derrick Blakley spent the day in Plano, where the Hasterts lived for 20 years and where, for many, support has turned to scorn.
Hastert Accuser Files Lawsuit Over $1.8 Million In Unpaid Hush MoneyAn individual at the center of the Dennis Hastert hush money case is suing the former U.S. House speaker for breach of contract.
Tom DeLay Sends Support Letter Ahead Of Hastert SentencingThe former U.S. House Majority Leader writes that the 74-year-old Hastert "is a good man that loves the lord."
Hastert Judge Won't Consider Support Letters Unless They're Made PublicThe judge in Dennis Hastert's hush-money case says that if the former U.S. House speaker wants letters of support considered during his sentencing, they must be made public.