Dennis Hastert has gone from being the longest-serving Republican U.S. House Speaker to the highest-ranking federal public official to go to jail. He was sentenced Wednesday to 15 months in prison and to two years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $250,000.
Republican candidate Tom Cross and Democrat Mike Frerichs face off on Chicago Tonight's candidate forum for the open treasurer's seat.
Welcome to Chicago Tonight’s online coverage of the 2014 race for Illinois Treasurer. You can read profiles of the candidates and catch all of their appearances on Chicago Tonight.
Tuesday, Oct. 21: Illinois Treasurer Forum
Now that House Minority Leader Tom Cross has decided to step down, GOP members of the House need to choose a new leader. Today, they meet to start this process. In what direction might the party pivot? We chat with Amanda Vinicky, statehouse bureau chief at Illinois Public Radio and WUIS.
The day of reckoning that wasn't. State Rep. Tom Cross and State Sen. Christine Radogno join us with insight into what went wrong with the governor's special session.
Illinois' new fiscal year began with no reported progress on tackling the state's deepening pension crisis. House Republican Leader Tom Cross and Senate President John Cullerton join us.