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10 Corruption Quotes From Illinois Politicians

Reboot Illinois | Posted 06.16.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Sometimes a politician's best speech comes on the witness stand. Here is an updated collection of quotes directly from corrupt Illinois politicians, o...

Why We're Stuck in a Sick and Sickening State in Illinois

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 06.11.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek believes Illinois is a sick state. There's election-year paralysis going around, and she has the examples to back it up.

Illinois State Rep Convicted Of Bribery

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO, June 10 (Reuters) - A federal jury on Tuesday found an Illinois state representative guilty of taking a $7...

Prison, Indictment No Bar To Victory In Illinois Primary

Reuters | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO, March 17 (Reuters) - In the Illinois primary elections on Tuesday, candidates on Chicago's Democratic ball...

New Illinois Legislature Includes 3 Facing Criminal Charges

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 03.11.2013 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — As members of Illinois' newest General Assembly took the oath of office Wednesday, the state that's still struggling to rebu...

Lack of Voter Awareness, Plus Party Politics Reelected Smith

John V. Santore | Posted 01.12.2013 | Chicago
John V. Santore

Rep. Derreck Smith will rejoin his colleagues in the General Assembly for the time being. Under House rules they cannot boot him out a second time for the same offense. However, if he is convicted, the Illinois Constitution bars him from serving.

WATCH: Indicted, Reelected State Rep Says He's 'A New Man'

Posted 11.09.2012 | Chicago

Fresh on the heels of his Tuesday reelection, state Rep. Derrick Smith on Thursday made his first significant public comments since he was indicted on...

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...

Tyson vs. Smith

Joe Moreno | Posted 11.27.2012 | Chicago
Joe Moreno

We must show Derrick Smith, and anyone else who's watching, that Illinois, Chicago and the 10th Legislative District are not ignorant and will not elect an "alleged" criminal, who has proven that he lacks any rational thought.

Poll: Expelled State Rep Still Leading By Landslide In Race

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 09.17.2012 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD-Can someone who gets expelled from the Illinois House turn that embarrassment into a political advantage? Sure looks that way for forme...

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...

Panel Recommends Harsh Punishment For Indicted State Rep

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 07.19.2012 | Chicago

State Rep. Derrick Smith should be the first member of the Illinois House to be expelled in more than a century after tarnishing the integrity of the ...

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...

Where In The World Is Derrick Smith?

Posted 03.29.2012 | Chicago

Derrick Smith, the Illinois state representative indicted early this month on a federal corruption charge has kept a low profile since both his arrest...

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 ...

Recently Arrested Chicago Democrat Wins Primary

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2012 | Chicago

By Andrew Stern CHICAGO, March 20 (Reuters) - A Democratic state lawmaker from Chicago charged last week with accepting a bribe overw...

Lawmakers To Voters: Elect Recently Arrested Politician

Posted 03.19.2012 | Chicago

A coalition of West Side Chicago Democrats rallied on Sunday behind state Rep. Derrick Smith, the lawmaker who was arrested last week on the federal c...