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Derrick Smith Indicted

Dem State Rep Re-elected Despite Indictment, Expulsion

Posted 11.06.2012 | Chicago

Despite his arrest on a felony bribery charge earlier this year, state Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago) was re-elected in Tuesday's election. In Illi...

State House Expels Member For First Time In Century

Posted 08.17.2012 | Chicago

Updated story The Illinois House of Representatives on Friday took the historic move to expel one of its members for the first time in over a centu...

Indicted Lawmaker Has A New (Democratic) Challenger

Posted 05.14.2012 | Chicago

A 40-year-old finance attorney has thrown his hat into the ring as a possible successor to indicted Illinois state representative Derrick Smith. La...

Alderman: Arrested State Rep Should 'Get Back To Work' Or Resign

Posted 04.10.2012 | Chicago

A Chicago alderman urged indicted state Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago) to either "get back to work" or to resign following a federal corruption charge...

Rahm: Indicted State Rep Should Be Left Off Fall Ballot

Posted 03.26.2012 | Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday joined a growing chorus of influential Chicago Democrats speaking out against state Rep. Derrick Smith, who resoundingly ...