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.
The 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.
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.
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.
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.
Two 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.
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.
A 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.
The 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.
Michael Hart, a 19-year veteran of the Skokie Police Department, was charged with aggravated battery and official misconduct following a DUI arrest on March 10 in which a woman suffered injuries.
Robert Kerkorian resigned as Waukegan Police Chief on Monday, July 1, two months after being sworn in and three days after he released a public statement acknowledging that he falsely claimed to have trained as a Navy SEAL on his 1987 police department job application.
Metra executive director Alex Clifford has resigned, taking a $442,000 buyout as he leaves the commuter rail agency.
Highwood Ald. Harvey Knapp is from Britain. He was appointed to the city council five months ago to fill a vacancy. At the time, neither he nor Highwood’s mayor realized state law requires municipal officials to be citizens.
George says the Pope is a very private person and his public role was the most difficult for him.
Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to step down has surprised many Catholics around the world, including church leadership in Chicago.
South Side Ald. Sandi Jackson’s resignation takes effect on Tuesday.
A month after denying rumors she planned to step down, Ald. Sandi Jackson (7th) has submitted a resignation letter to the mayor’s office, effective Tuesday, citing the need to focus on “very painful family health matters.”
As Congress returned from its Thanksgiving break on Tuesday, Jesse Jackson Jr.’s resignation from Illinois’ 2nd Congressional District was made official on Tuesday.
Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned from Congress last week amid health problems and reported plea-deal negotiations with federal prosecutors.
The day after former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned from Congress, things were quiet at the home of Jackson’s famous father. But Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. did come out to talk to reporters on Thanksgiving.