Ethics Probe

Congressman Aaron Schock at a hearing of the Ways and Means Committee in Washington, DC, on October 29, 2013. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Schock’s Staff To Face Tough Prosecutor In Spending Probe

Timothy Bass, a 20-year veteran prosecutor who’s involved in the investigation, is known for combing through every detail of his cases. He’s prosecuted drug and gun crimes, money laundering, tax evasion, child pornography, exploitation and corruption cases.

03/31/2015

U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Illinois) smiles during an interview at the Republican National Convention in Tampa in 2012. (Photo credit: BRIGITTE DUSSEAU/AFP/GettyImages)

In Final Speech In Congress, Schock Says He’s Leaving ‘With Sadness And Humility’

In his final speech on the House floor, embattled Congressman Aaron Schock apologized for letting down his constituents, and vowed to “work tirelessly to make it up” to them.

03/26/2015

Congressman Aaron Schock at a hearing of the Ways and Means Committee in Washington, DC, on October 29, 2013. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Source: Feds Open Investigation Of Congressman Schock

The Justice Department has launched a formal criminal investigation into the office and campaign expenses of resigning Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, as well as his personal business dealings with political donors, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Friday.

03/20/2015

Congressman Aaron Schock at a hearing of the Ways and Means Committee in Washington, DC, on October 29, 2013. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Schock Leaving Congress With About $3.3M In Campaign Funds

The Peoria Republican controls funds for himself, the GOP and one for other candidates. Schock may use the cash to pay any legal bills he’s incurred amid recent questions about irregularities in his spending. He also could return the money to donors or give it to other candidates, the GOP or to charity.

03/19/2015

U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock (left) and his father, Dr. Richard Schock (right) | Photo credit: Getty Images/CBS

Father: Schock Might Have Been ‘A Little Careless,’ But Most Allegations ‘Lies And Innuendos’

U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock’s father said the congressman is a “broken” man, after announcing he’ll resign from Congress at the end of the month, in light of a growing scandal over his business deals, and possible misuse of taxpayer and campaign funds.

03/18/2015

U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Illinois) smiles during an interview at the Republican National Convention in Tampa in 2012. (Photo credit: BRIGITTE DUSSEAU/AFP/GettyImages)

Schock To Resign From Congress

Embroiled in a growing scandal over how he has spent taxpayer and campaign funds, U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock has announced he is stepping down from Congress at the end of the month. The Peoria Republican said questions about his use of taxpayer dollars and campaign cash have become a distraction.

03/17/2015

U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Illinois) smiles during an interview at the Republican National Convention in Tampa in 2012. (Photo credit: BRIGITTE DUSSEAU/AFP/GettyImages)

Facing Spending Probe, Schock Has Benefited From Donor Projects

Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, under scrutiny for lavishly redecorating his Capitol Hill office and flying aboard private planes owned by donors, has built his personal wealth off extensive business dealings with campaign contributors since entering politics more than a decade ago.

03/13/2015

U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Illinois) smiles during an interview at the Republican National Convention in Tampa in 2012. (Photo credit: BRIGITTE DUSSEAU/AFP/GettyImages)

Schock Reimburses Taxpayers For Private Plane To Bears Game

Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock has reimbursed the U.S. government for more than $1,200 to travel to a Chicago Bears football game last November.

03/02/2015

Aaron Schock speaks with guests during the GRAMMYs on the Hill awards at The Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel on April 14, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Schock Reimbursed Government For Costs Of “Downton Abbey” Office Decor

Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock repaid the U.S. government $40,000 from his personal checking account for redecorating his congressional office in the style of the TV show “Downton Abbey,” according to financial records reviewed by The Associated Press.

02/27/2015

U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Illinois) smiles during an interview at the Republican National Convention in Tampa in 2012. (Photo credit: BRIGITTE DUSSEAU/AFP/GettyImages)

Watchdog Files Ethics Complaint Over Congressman Schock’s Travel Spending

A government watchdog group on Wednesday asked congressional investigators to examine whether Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock violated House ethics rules by using taxpayer and campaign funds for private air travel.

02/25/2015

Aaron Schock speaks with guests during the GRAMMYs on the Hill awards at The Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel on April 14, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Schock Spent Taxpayer And Campaign Funds On Private Planes, Concerts

Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, a rising Republican star already facing an ethics inquiry, has spent taxpayer and campaign funds on flights aboard private planes owned by some of his key donors, The Associated Press has found. There also have been other expensive travel and entertainment charges.

02/24/2015

Congressman Bobby Rush (D-IL).  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Congressman Rush: I’m Cooperating With Ethics Probe

At Chicago State University, Bobby Rush addressed the media about an investigation that has the Office of Congressional Ethics tracking money surrounding the congressman. CBS 2’s Courtney Gousman reports.

04/11/2014

Cook County Board

Democratic Committeemen Pick Stanley Moore To Replace Beavers, Despite Fine

Democratic bosses in Cook County have chosen Stanley Moore, a former state transportation official, to replace convicted County Commissioner William Beavers, even though Moore had recent ethics issues of his own.

04/11/2013

Former U.S. Rep Jesse Jackson Jr. (Credit: Getty Images)

Despite Long Absence, Jackson Jr. Easily Wins Re-Election

Despite ongoing health problems that have kept him out of action for months – and a pair of investigations hanging over his head – Democratic Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. handily won re-election Tuesday against a trio of largely unknown challengers.

11/06/2012

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) talks to reporters on Dec. 8, 2011, about the sentencing of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich a day earlier. Blagojevich was convicted of trying to get $1.5 million in campaign cash from Jackson supporters in exchange for appointing Jackson to the U.S. Senate. Jackson has denied directing anyone to offer Blagojevich campaign cash. (Credit: CBS)

Jackson On Blagojevich Sentence: ‘Sad Day For Illinois’

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) was speaking out for the first time on Thursday about the 14-year sentence handed down to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

CBS Chicago–12/08/2011

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Chicago, meets with reporters. (CBS File Photo)

Rep. Jackson Expects To Be Cleared In Ethics Probe

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is predicting he’ll be “vindicated” by an ethics investigation into whether he or someone on his behalf offered to raise funds for ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich in return for an appointment to President Barack Obama’s vacated Senate seat.

10/30/2011

Robert Blagojevich

Blago’s Brother Wants To Testify In Jackson Ethics Case

Robert Blagojevich, former Gov Rod Blagojevich’s brother, says he wants to testify before a Congressional ethics committee that is investigating U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2011