Ponder, if you will, the following.
Denny Hastert received $549,900 for the sale of his Yorkville property in 2002. That's quite a bit less than the $849,900 asking price. Why would he settle for so much less (within 15% is considered OK, but really?)?
The developer who purchased it bought it for a storm water drainage project. The property now has a new owner/inhabitant.
When he purchased the 192-acre Plano estate, the real estate transaction was not run in the local newspaper. Why not?
The rumor is that the property sold for $2.2 million, but the Speaker's speakers were mum on the matter. Why?
Who financed the sale?
Was it financed, or was it paid for in cash?
Was there cash involved in the transaction?
Whose name appears on the title?
Where is this information in Hastert's annual financial disclosures?
This is all just public information, no?