Dennis Hastert to appear in court, Wheaton Center advisers testify in defense

U.S. District Judge Thomas Durkin told lawyers on Wednesday that Hastert’s claims that he was “extorted” by Individual A, an alleged victim of sexual misconduct, will be a key factor in the sentencing later this month. “That’s not conduct that’s 40 years old. That’s conduct that’s less than a year old,” Durkin told lawyers.

Creative Writing Contest winners pay tribute to late Brett Foster

Wheaton College’s 2016 Lowell-Grabill Creative Writing Contest included a special award in memory of associate professor of English Brett Foster, a Wheaton faculty member and poet-in-residence until his death last year. The English department hosted the contest’s award ceremony on Tuesday, April 5.