Several FBI agents raided the Peoria campaign office of former Congressman Aaron Schock Thursday. A nearby business owner says the agents spent more than six hours at the office loading boxes into a truck. The move comes a day after Schock’s former assistant testified before a federal grand jury investigating allegations of improper campaign spending. U.S. Attorney's office spokeswoman Sharon Paul declined to comment.
Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert will be arraigned this week following an indictment that alleges he agreed to pay $3.5 million in hush money to someone from the town where he was once a teacher and coach.
Illinois officials say the FBI has approved the use of its criminal history records for out-of-state and federal background checks of medical marijuana business owners. Two state licensing agencies announced the FBI approval Tuesday.
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner awarded licenses this week to 70 medical marijuana businesses before out-of-state criminal background checks could be done through an FBI database, as expected under state law.
Federal agents searched Quest Charter Academy in Peoria last week as part of an investigation into the company that runs it. The FBI Office in Cleveland as well as the U.S Department of Education and Federal Communications Commission served search warrants to 19 schools as part of the probe into Des Plaines-based Concept Schools.