Illinois State's hush money

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Illinois State University President Timothy Flanagan abruptly resigned last weekend after campus police finished an investigation into an allegation that he assaulted a groundskeeper at Flanagan's university-owned home. On Tuesday, he was charged by the McLean County state's attorney with one count of disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor punishable by a maximum of 30 days in jail.

In a one-paragraph news release announcing his resignation, the university's board of trustees thanked him for his service.

Nothing to see here, folks. Move along.

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