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Jeff Coen

Jeff Coen is an investigative and enterprise reporter for the Tribune’s metro department. Prior to that assignment, Coen covered both Chicago’s main criminal courthouse and U.S. District Court, including both trials of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Coen joined the Tribune in 1998.
After years of anger, guilt, shame and fear, victim finally confronts Hastert

Scott Cross steps forward, accusing his former coach and political mentor of brother Tom Cross of a one-time incident of sexual abuse decades ago.

Hastert paid to hide sex abuse, then lied about it, federal filing alleges

Former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert paid to hide his sexual abuse of a 14-year-old boy, prosecutors say.

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