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Blagojevich, Hastert Prosecutor Leaving To Become Cook County Judge

A federal prosecutor who played a central role in former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s trial and who is on the team prosecuting Dennis Hastert is leaving to become an Illinois judge.

07/15/2015

Former Republican Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert arrives for his arraignment at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse on June 9, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Hastert was in court to answer charges that he knowingly lied to the FBI and intentionally evaded federal reporting requirements involving bank transactions. Hastert is alleged to have withdrawn more than $1.5 million dollars in several installments from bank accounts to make payments to an "Individual A" to cover-up sexual abuse that reportedly took place when Hastert was a teacher and wrestling coach at Yorkville High School. Since Hastert was charged, other reports of sexual abuse by Hastert have surfaced.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Hastert Attorneys Shed Light On Strategy, Gear Up For Trial

Dennis Hastert’s lawyers will try to defend the former U.S. House speaker against allegations that he lied to the FBI and skirted banking laws by first picking apart the indictment unveiled by federal prosecutors in May.

07/14/2015

Former Republican Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert arrives for his arraignment at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse on June 9, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Hastert was in court to answer charges that he knowingly lied to the FBI and intentionally evaded federal reporting requirements involving bank transactions. Hastert is alleged to have withdrawn more than $1.5 million dollars in several installments from bank accounts to make payments to an "Individual A" to cover-up sexual abuse that reportedly took place when Hastert was a teacher and wrestling coach at Yorkville High School. Since Hastert was charged, other reports of sexual abuse by Hastert have surfaced.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Hastert Lawyer: Leaks About Alleged Sex Abuse “Unconscionable”

Thomas Green, Hastert’s New-York based defense attorney, said during a status hearing in Chicago that he’s concerned information that’s been disclosed to the media may inhibit Hastert’s right to a fair trial.

06/18/2015

Dennis Hastert leaving the Dirksen Federal Building after his arraignment on charges of paying hush money to cover up misconduct and lying to the FBI. (Credit: CBS)

Judge To Continue To Preside In Hastert Case

Federal judge who donated to Dennis Hastert will remain on former speaker’s hush-money case.

06/11/2015

Former Republican Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert arrives for his arraignment at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse on June 9, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Hastert was in court to answer charges that he knowingly lied to the FBI and intentionally evaded federal reporting requirements involving bank transactions. Hastert is alleged to have withdrawn more than $1.5 million dollars in several installments from bank accounts to make payments to an "Individual A" to cover-up sexual abuse that reportedly took place when Hastert was a teacher and wrestling coach at Yorkville High School. Since Hastert was charged, other reports of sexual abuse by Hastert have surfaced.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Sources: Hastert’s Attorneys To File Waiver Allowing Judge Durkin To Remain On Case

The attorneys representing former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert will file a waiver to allow U.S. District Judge Thomas Durkin to continue to preside over the case, sources tell CBS 2

06/10/2015

Former Republican Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert arrives for his arraignment at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse on June 9, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Hastert was in court to answer charges that he knowingly lied to the FBI and intentionally evaded federal reporting requirements involving bank transactions. Hastert is alleged to have withdrawn more than $1.5 million dollars in several installments from bank accounts to make payments to an "Individual A" to cover-up sexual abuse that reportedly took place when Hastert was a teacher and wrestling coach at Yorkville High School. Since Hastert was charged, other reports of sexual abuse by Hastert have surfaced.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Hastert Case Not First Media Frenzy At Dirksen Federal Building

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov takes a look at some of the sad and surreal moments.

06/09/2015

Former Republican Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert arrives for his arraignment at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse on June 9, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Hastert was in court to answer charges that he knowingly lied to the FBI and intentionally evaded federal reporting requirements involving bank transactions. Hastert is alleged to have withdrawn more than $1.5 million dollars in several installments from bank accounts to make payments to an "Individual A" to cover-up sexual abuse that reportedly took place when Hastert was a teacher and wrestling coach at Yorkville High School. Since Hastert was charged, other reports of sexual abuse by Hastert have surfaced.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Hastert Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Indictment

Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges he paid hush money to conceal wrongdoing before he entered politics, and lied to the FBI when questioned about the money.

06/09/2015

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)

Hastert Arraignment Creates Media Frenzy At Federal Courthouse

A swarm of local and national media has descended on the Dirksen Federal Courthouse in the Loop, as former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert prepares to appear before a judge to enter his plea to charges tied to apparent hush money payments to cover up sexual abuse allegations.

06/09/2015

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Dennis Hastert Hires High-Powered Attorney For Arraignment Tuesday

Former House Speaker and Suburban Congressman Dennis Hastert’s disappearing act is coming to an end.

06/08/2015

The sister of former Yorkville High School wrestling team equipment manager Stephen Reinboldt (left)  has said her brother, who died in 1995, told her wrestling coach Dennis Hastert sexually abused him throughout high school. Hastert, who later rose to be U.S. Speaker of the House, has been indicted for allegedly trying to cover up apparent hush money payments to an acquaintance in Yorkville, to cover up allegations of sex abuse. (Yearbook photos)

Woman Says Hastert Sexually Abused Her Brother

Jolene Burdge of Billings, Montana, told The Associated Press on Thursday that the FBI interviewed her in mid-May about Hastert. She said her brother told her before he died in 1995 that his first homosexual contact was with Hastert and that the relationship lasted through all of his high school years.

06/05/2015

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Hastert Arraignment Delayed Until Next Week

A federal judge has delayed former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert’s arraignment on charges he agreed to pay $3.5 million in apparent hush money to a longtime acquaintance, and lied to federal investigators who questioned Hastert’s suspicious bank withdrawals.

06/02/2015

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Federal Judge In Hastert Case Previously Donated $1,500 To Former Congressman

The office of U.S. District Judge Thomas M. Durkin said the judge could not comment on any aspect of the case, including whether he might recuse himself.

06/01/2015

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

In Wake Of Hastert Case, SNAP Urges Creation Of Hot Line For Abuse Victims

This afternoon, advocates for children who’ve been sexually abused call the Hastert case a “watershed moment.”

06/01/2015

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Court Sets Arraignment For Hastert In Hush-Money Case

Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert will be arraigned this week following an indictment that alleges he agreed to pay $3.5 million in hush money to someone from the Illinois town where he was once a teacher and coach, a federal judge’s office said Monday.

06/01/2015

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Wheaton College Removes Hastert’s Name From Economics And Policy Center

Wheaton College has announced Sunday that it is removing Dennis Hastert’s name from the school’s economics and public policy center after he was charged with allegedly concealing bank withdrawals.

05/31/2015

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

SNAP Speaks Out On Dennis Hastert Case

Priest sex abuse activists are speaking out on the Hastert case, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

05/30/2015

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Hastert Star Wrestler Standing Behind Indicted Mentor

Gary Matlock is defending Dennis Hastert, who coached him to a state championship decades ago. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

05/29/2015

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.

05/29/2015

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.

05/29/2015

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.

05/29/2015

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