PEORIA, IL -- Former 18th District Congressman Aaron Schock is pleading the Fifth Amendment and also asking for immunity, according to a story in the Aug. 11 Peoria Journal Star.
These juicy facts are buried in the story, but there they are.
Will Schock go to jail?.See this story in the Journal Star, an update on the earlier story.
Oh well, maybe he will become an advocate for criminal justice system reform.
Meanwhile the election to replace him takes place on Sept. 10. Early voting began Aug. 3. The candidates are Republican Darrin LaHood and Democrat Rob Mellon.
Vote for Mellon. He's smart and way better than LaHood, who is favored to win in the gerrymandered district.
Candidate forums are tentatively scheduled for Aug. 27 and 31. Watch for them. LaHood is trying to ditch them because he's got nothing to gain from them but we'll see.
-- Elaine Hopkins