|Peoria Heights, IL|
From the Chicago Sun-Times:
Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, under scrutiny for lavishly redecorating his Capitol Hill office and flying aboard private planes owned by donors, has built his personal wealth off extensive business dealings with campaign contributors since entering politics more than a decade ago.Say goodbye now.
Donors built, financed and later purchased a house Schock owned as an investment in a suburb of Peoria, Illinois. Schock owns a stake in a Peoria apartment complex involving other contributors. And he pushed for a federal appropriation that would have benefited a donor’s development project, an Associated Press review found.
Schock, a 33-year-old rising Republican star named senior deputy whip last year, has disclosed personal wealth estimated at between $1 million and $2 million, mostly in real estate holdings. He’s made precocious business acumen a part of his appeal since joining Congress in 2009, sometimes calling himself a real estate developer.