Prosecutors: Hastert Sought to Hide Sex Abuse of 14-Year-OldHe is scheduled to be sentenced April 27.
Illinois House Speaker Madigan Misses Budget MeetingMadigan didn't attend the latest meeting Thursday aimed at ending a budget stalemate now in its sixth month because he had a scheduling conflict, according to his spokesman, Steve Brown.
Q&A: The Latest Developments in the Dennis Hastert CaseFormer House Speaker Dennis Hastert pleaded guilty Wednesday in his hush-money case a move that sealed the downfall of a politician who rose from obscurity in rural Illinois to the third-highest office in the nation.
Statehouse Sex Scandals Carry Public Costs and ConsequencesIt's as if politicians have forgotten the lessons of former President Bill Clinton, who was impeached in 1998 — but ultimately remained in office — after being accused of lying about his sexual relationship with a White House intern.
St. Louis News Editors Spar Over Police Report Details Included in ArticleWas Friday’s St. Louis Post-Dispatch story on former Missouri House Speaker John Diehl and a past affair with a Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon staffer newsworthy, and should it have included the name of a possible victim of sexual assault?
Hastert Makes 1st Court Appearance in Hush-Money CaseDennis Hastert appeared in court Tuesday for the first time since he was indicted, pleading not guilty to charges that he violated banking rules and lied to the FBI in a scheme to pay $3.5 million in hush money to conceal misconduct from his days as a high school teacher.
Ex-House Speaker Hastert IndictedIllinois Republican is accused of avoiding bank rules to pay hush money.
Missouri Republicans Choose Richardson as Next House SpeakerMissouri Republicans have chosen House Majority Leader Todd Richardson to take over the chamber's top spot following the resignation of House Speaker John Diehl.
Diehl: 'It Was a Stupid Thing To Do, and I'm Sorry'A screenshot of sexual text messages exchanged between Missouri House Speaker John Diehl and a Capitol intern has been released by the Kansas City Star.
House Speaker: Inevitable Missouri Becomes Right-to-Work StateRight-to-work legislation will pass in Missouri, says House Speaker John Diehl.
Majority Leader Wins GOP Contest For Mo. SpeakerMissouri House Republicans sided with Majority Leader John Diehl, of Town and Country, who had been challenged by Rep. Caleb Jones, of California, Mo.
House Speaker Tilley Quits Months Before End of TermTilley cited his optometry practice, working on campaigns and spending time with his two daughters as the key factors in his decision.