An indictment against Dennis Hastert says federal authorities began investigating his bank withdrawals in 2013. It says he agreed to pay $3.5 million to an unidentified person to hide "prior misconduct'' against that person.
The 47-win Illinois baseball team is hosting a regional for the first time, taking on Ohio Friday night at Illinois Field. Chris Webb of the B1G Baseball website says the dominant season shouldn't come as a surprise.
The governor was asked in mid-May if state employees should be concerned about layoffs or a strike. "Hopefully not," he said. "We've got to make some big changes. Changes are hard. And there's going to be a lot of resistance to change."
Jamie Towrkowski is the founder of To Write Love On Her Arms, which helps people with depression, substance abuse, and self-injury. He has released a new book, If You Feel Too Much, and will be speaking in Chicago on June 8th. He talked with us about his non-profit, the movie based off his original short story, and more.