Feb. 4: In response to the Post story, Schock quotes pop singer Taylor Swift's Grammy-nominated song "Shake It Off" in an interview with ABC News, claiming "haters gonna hate."
Feb. 5: Schock's senior adviser for policy and communications, Benjamin Cole, resigns hours after ThinkProgress reports on a series of racist social-media posts. "I am extremely disappointed by the inexcusable and offensive online comments made by a member of my staff," Schock says in a statement. "I would expect better from any member of my team."
Feb. 9: Politico reports on just how lavish Schock's lifestyle is: stays at a five-star resort in Aspen, trips to a swanky Las Vegas hotel, vacations in Miami Beach. The publication says that Schock had spent more than $90,000 in campaign funds on private air travel, "an unusually high sum for a rank-and-file member of the House."
(RELATED: Just How Much Trouble Could Aaron Schock Be In?)
Feb. 13: The Associated Press uses Schock's date- and time-stamped Instagram photos—he's known for posting playful snaps—to figure out how he spent taxpayer money on private flights with donors. According to AP, he also spent funds on concert tickets, taking his interns to a sold-out Katy Perry show.
Feb. 24: After questions are raised regarding Schock's financial disclosures for a 2011 trip to London, the congressman hires two lawyers from the firm Jones Day, plus a public-relations team, to deal with the allegations about his finances.
March 1: A Chicago Sun-Times review of Schock's financial records indicates that the congressman used taxpayer funds to pay for a private plane to transport him from Peoria, Ill.—part of his home district—to a Chicago Bears game.
March 2: Schock repays the government $1,237, the cost of his private plane ride. He'd previously reimbursed the Treasury about $40,000, mostly to pay back the money he spent redecorating his office.
March 8: The Sun-Times reports that Schock spent more than $10,000 to send himself and 10 staffers to New York, in a visit timed with that of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Global Citizen Festival concert, where Schock spoke. According to the newspaper, the staff members "did almost no government work during their taxpayer-funded weekend in New York."
March 9: An attorney and Normal, Ill., resident named Mark Zalcman announces he'll challenge Schock in a 2016 primary, taking a jab at Schock's age: "I grew up before I ran for office."
March 10: Conservative media outlets like RedState and National Review tell Schock to resign. "His lack of responsibility with the funds of others shows him to lack the necessary integrity to handle the power of the purse in the House of Representatives, which remains the chief power of the House," writes RedState editor Erick Erickson.
March 11: The Washington Post points out that Schock's Instagram account has become noticeably more humdrum.