Indiana House Majority Leader Resigns After Apologetic TextA ranking Republican lawmaker who abruptly resigned Tuesday from the Indiana House sent a text message last week apologizing for "anything offensive" that may have been sent from his cellphone recently.
Another Top Official At University Of Illinois ResigningProvost Ilesanmi Adesida said in an emailed statement Monday he'll step down Aug. 31. His resignation follows this month's exit of the top official at the flagship campus, Phyllis Wise.
Gov. Rauner's New State Prisons Chief Abruptly ResignsThe governor's office gave no reason for the premature departure of Donald Stolworthy, named to the $150,228-a-year job on March 9.
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.
Boehner OK With Schock ResignationThe U.S. House Speaker said he was stunned by the announcement. But he says members of Congress must be held to the highest ethical standards.
Schock Leaving Congress With About $3.3M In Campaign FundsThe 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.
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.
Schock To Resign From CongressEmbroiled 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.
2 Officers Shot At Protest Outside Ferguson Police StationTwo officers were shot in front of the Ferguson Police Department early Thursday, authorities said, as demonstrators gathered after the resignation of the city's police chief in the wake of a scathing Justice Department report alleging bias in the police department and court.
After Federal Raid, Elgin State House Member Resigns One day after the primary election and less than a week after federal agents raided his home and office, a state house lawmaker from Elgin has resigned.
State Official Resigns After Going Fishing On Sick LeaveA top administrator at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources has resigned because the agency says he violated rules by participating in professional fishing tournaments while on sick leave last summer.
Prosecutor Who "Threw Away" Koschman File ResignsThe prosecutor who declined to charge former Mayor Richard M. Daley’s nephew in the killing of David Koschman — and apparently “threw away” the case file — has left the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.