The indicted state representative can't afford to resign, says his patron, Secretary of State Jesse White. By staying in office, he embarrasses White and the Democrats, and exposes the reasons we shouldn't... Read »
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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