CHICAGO (AP) - A judge has ordered Dennis Hastert not have contact with anyone under 18 unless another adult is present who is aware of revelations that the former House speaker abused high school students decades ago. Those are among new conditions a federal judge approved for 75-year-old during two years of supervision after recently completing his 15-month prison term in a hush-money case that uncovered the abuse allegations. He left a Minnesota federal prison in July.
CHICAGO (AP) - USA Gymnastics has banned an Illinois coach after an investigation revealed he violated its code of ethical conduct by engaging in a sexual relationship with an athlete. The organization says Todd Gardiner was placed on its list of permanently ineligible coaches. Gardiner had worked with the Illinois Gymnastics Institute in suburban Chicago. The announcement follows the conviction of a former elite sports doctor associated with USA Gymnastics, Larry Nassar, on child porn and molestation charges.
CHICAGO (AP) - An unidentified good Samaritan helped save an 80-year-old Illinois mayor who fell through thin ice on a suburban Chicago lake. Homewood Mayor Richard Hofeld says he was walking his dogs on Sunday when one dog fell into the lake. The mayor says he also fell through the ice while rescuing the dog. He says a jogger called 911 and created a makeshift rope using his shirt and the couple's jackets. He says the man left the scene once emergency officials arrived.
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) - An Air Force general says he has lost confidence in a commander at Scott Air Force Base and relieved him of his command. In a news release, Lieutenant General Giovanni Tuck says he relieved Colonel John Howard of command of the 375th Air Mobility Wing on Monday and that Colonel W. Chris Buschur had taken over.
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