Barbara Flynn Currie

Illinois State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago) leaves the Dirksen Building federal courthouse on March 13, 2012, after he was released on bond, following his arrest for allegedly taking a $7,000 bribe. (Credit: CBS)

Attorney For Indicted State Rep: House Panel Rushing To Judgment

The attorney for indicted State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago) has launched a mannered, but pointed attack against the House committee considering whether to discipline Smith over bribery allegations.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2012

Illinois House Floor

Redistricting Hearings Wrap Up In State House

The Illinois House of Representatives has wrapped up its statewide redistricting hearings, and at least one conclusion is apparent – those testifying want more hearings scheduled after the map is drawn.

CBS Chicago–04/26/2011

Illinois State Seal

New Methods Likely For Redistricting In Illinois

Both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly have passed a redistricting bill that endeavors to be fairer to minority groups.

WBBM Newsradio–01/05/2011