(Chicago, IL) — Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert is recovering after having issues with his health. His lawyer says he has been in the hospital since early November after suffering a stroke. The Republican also received treatment for sepsis and underwent two back surgeries. His health problems could delay his sentencing scheduled for February 29th. The 73-year-old pleaded guilty in October to a felony charge related to accusations that he paid hush-money to cover up misconduct.