Judge Robert Pilmer on Friday ordered that the James Doe vs. Dennis Hastert trial begin on September 20, with jury selection set for September 15.
Doe is suing Hastert, the former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, for $1.8 million, claiming Hastert violated a verbal agreement to pay him $3 million. Hastert paid Doe $1.7 million.
The payments were in exchange for Doe's silence about sexual abuse he suffered from Hastert when Doe was a student at Yorkville H.S. in the late 70's.
Hastert paid Doe the $1.7 million between 2010 and 2014.
The case has been in the court since April of 2016.
In court on Friday, Judge Pilmer wanted to set the trial date in July, but Hastert attorney had a conflict. Doe attorney Browne had a conflict in August, which resulted in the Sept. trial setting.
Judge Pilmer said on Friday that he expects screen more jurors than normal because Hastert is known by so many people in Kendall County.