Illinois General Assembly

Congressman whose 'Downton Abbey'-inspired office went viral now faces criminal charges

Congressman whose 'Downton Abbey'-inspired office went viral now faces criminal charges

Aaron Schock was 27 years old when he was elected to Congress and became the first member of the House born in the 1980s.

Already a political veteran — he won a write-in campaign for the Peoria, Ill., school board at 19 — Schock was seen as one of Capitol Hill's up and comers. It didn't hurt that he was a gym disciple with a camera-ready face.

But six years after being sworn in as a...

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