Hastert Loses Legislative Pension

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois retirement board is terminating the pension that imprisoned former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert receives for his service in the Illinois General Assembly. The General Assembly Retirement System’s board of trustees voted 5-2 Wednesday to end Hastert’s $28,000 annual pension. Hastert is serving a 15-month prison term in a hush-money case stemming from his sexual abuse of students when he was a school teacher more than 35 years ago.