Hastert’s hometown in disbelief over unfolding scandal

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Wheaton College in Illinois. Photo by Blanche Heidengren via Wheaton College Media Center

Wheaton College in Illinois. Photo by Blanche Heidengren via Wheaton College Media Center

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YORKVILLE, Ill., (Reuters) The decision by Wheaton College to change the name of the J. Dennis Hastert Center for Economics, Government and Public Policy is part of the early fallout from a scandal that is still unfolding.

  • Norm Martin

    The citizens of Yorkville need to brace themselves for more news about other allegations of sexual misconduct or abuse by Hastert. There is seldom just one act of abuse, there is usually a pattern. His money may have kept other abuse from coming to light.

  • Ben in oakland

    So, wheaton college, on the basis of an ALLEGATION that Hastert was not who he claimed he was, removed his name from one of their buildings.

    whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty? Why can’t Hastert pull a Duggar and claim that God has forgiven him for his alleged transgression against and underaged youth?

    Inquiring minds want to know.

  • Rachel

    They mystery to me is that Wheaton College celebrated this man while they knew he was making millions as a major lobbyist for a tobacco company. I thought these sort of Christians were “pro-life?”