Rep. Elaine Nekritz, D-Northbrook, will convene the rare proceeding in Springfield Tuesday. It will determine whether Smith's actions are enough to warrant discipline that could lead to expulsion. Read »
A Special House Investigating Committee looking into Rep. Derrick Smith want more details from feds on the information they have that led to the lawmaker's arrest. Read »
Secretary of State Jesse White and other party bosses are calling on the embattled state rep to leave the statehouse. Read »
A federal bribery charge didn't stop Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago) from winning the Democratic nomination for the 10th District. Smith beat Republican-turned-Democrat challenger Tom Swiss with 77 percent of the... Read »
Illinois' powerful House speaker and Democratic Party chairman will not say whether he thinks a lawmaker charged with bribery should step down just days before the election. Read »
Derrick Smith is heading to court to defend himself against bribery charges. Tom Swiss is defending himself at the polls about who he is -- a Republican in Democrats clothing.Who knew the 10th District Illinois... Read »
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