U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock

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

Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock (R-Peoria) at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Credit: CBS)

GOP Congressman Schock Won’t Run For Governor

Republican U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock has decided to forgo a run for Illinois governor and instead seek re-election to Congress, the three-term congressman’s campaign manager said Thursday.

04/26/2013

Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock (R-Peoria) at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Credit: CBS)

Ethics Committee Will Continue Investigation Into Schock

The House Ethics Committee says it will continue an investigation into U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock over allegations the Illinois Republican sought donations of more than $5,000 per donor to a super political action committee.

02/06/2013

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan

If Lisa Madigan Runs For Governor, Will Her Dad Step Down As House Speaker?

As discussions swirl about who will run for governor next year, one big question is: should Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan choose to challenge Gov. Pat Quinn, will her father, House Speaker Mike Madigan, step down to avoid a possible conflict of interest?

CBS 2–01/24/2013

President Barack Obama delivers his victory speech after being reelected for a second term at McCormick Place November 6, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama won reelection against Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Obama Heads Back To Washington With Hard Work Ahead

President Barack Obama was on his way back to Washington, D.C., on Wednesday afternoon, for the first time since his stunning Election Day victory earned him four more years in office.

CBS Chicago–11/07/2012

Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock (R-Peoria) at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Credit: CBS)

Illinois GOP Star Aaron Schock Focused On 2012, But Could Be A Force In 2014

Two of the Republican Party’s biggest stars were shining in Tampa on Wednesday, at the second full day of festivities for the Republican National convention.

CBS 2–08/29/2012

Republican Party's Elephant Symbol (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Illinois Republicans See Opportunities To Build Beyond 2012

Illinois has evolved into a “blue state,” but there are still plenty of Republicans – and plenty of opinions on how to rebuild the party.

CBS Chicago–08/27/2012

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LaHood, Schock Spar Over Prospects For High-Speed Rail

Want to know if high-speed rail plays in Peoria? It depends on which Peorian you ask.

CBS Chicago–08/09/2012

A Woman Works On Her Laptop In A Cafe. (AP Photo)

Several Illinois Lawmakers Opposing SOPA, PIPA Bills

Several members of Illinois’ congressional delegation has come out in opposition to two anti-piracy bills – the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA) – which are losing support from many members of Congress.

CBS Chicago–01/18/2012