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State Rep. Derrick Smith.

Panel Asks Feds For More Details On Bribery Case Against Rep. Smith

An Illinois House panel is asking federal prosecutors for more information about the bribery charges against State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago).

CBS Chicago–03/27/2012

State Rep. Derrick Smith.

Lawmakers Taking Steps That Could Oust Rep. Smith

The Illinois legislature is moving forward with an investigation of State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago), a process that could potentially lead to his ouster from the General Assembly over his arrest on federal bribery charges.

CBS Chicago–03/22/2012

State Rep. Derrick Smith.

Jesse White Calls For Rep. Smith To Resign; GOP Wants Probe

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is calling on his onetime political protégé, State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago), to resign after his arrest for bribery.

CBS Chicago–03/21/2012

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)

State Rep. Derrick Smith Arrested On Bribery Charge

A state lawmaker from the West Side was arrested on bribery charges on Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2012

State Sen. Annazette Collins (left) has demanded an apology from Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White (right) for comparing her to convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. White has said he won't apologize. (Credit: CBS)

White Won’t Apologize For Comparing Collins To Blago; Collins Won’t Sue

They were once allies, but now Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White and State Sen. Annazette Collins (D-Chicago) are at odds. Collins is threatening to sue White for libel for comparing her to convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

CBS 2–02/21/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn speaks to reporters on Feb. 19, 2012, about his plan to ask many state agencies to cut their budgets by at least 9 percent when he presents annual budget address. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Set To Announce Major Cuts To Medicaid

Gov. Pat Quinn said Monday that he plans to call for significant cuts to Medicaid funding as part of his effort to slash the state budget to spending levels lower than fiscal year 2008.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2012

Annazette Collins

Collins Demands Apology From White For Comparing Her To Blago

State Sen. Annazette Collins (D-Chicago) is demanding an apology from Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White for recent newspaper comments about her.

WBBM Newsradio–02/19/2012

Illinois Secretary Of State Jesse White

Secretary Of State White: Ending Free Disabled Parking Is A Bad Idea

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is opposing an idea that would change the long-standing law that allows anyone with a handicapped parking placard to park for free all day at a metered space.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2012

Handicapped Parking

White Seeking New Ways To Crack Down On Disabled Parking Abuse

Amid recent reports of widespread abuse, Secretary of State Jesse White is looking for ways crack down on those who illegally use handicapped placards or license plates to get free parking.

WBBM Newsradio–01/19/2012

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Secretary Of State: Driver In Deadly I-57 Crash Had No License

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White says a crash that killed two south suburban teenagers in the early hours of New Years day should never have occurred.

CBS Chicago–01/04/2012

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Beginning Sunday, Back-Seat Passengers Have To Buckle Up In Illinois

Beginning Jan. 1, every backseat passenger will be required to buckle up in Illinois. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.


A Chicago parking pay and display box (Credit: CBS)

Secretary Of State To Probe Disabled Parking Placard Abuse

A top-to-bottom review of the state’s parking program for people with disabilities will begin in January, in the wake of a Chicago Sun-Times investigation that found that more able-bodied people than ever are illegally using disabled-parking placards to park for free in metered spots in Chicago.


The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill. (Credit:

Mary Todd Lincoln Documents Sent To Lincoln Library

A bucket brigade of public officials has transferred Mary Todd Lincoln’s insanity hearing record from court vaults to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield.

CBS Chicago–10/31/2011

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Good Drivers To Get License At Renewal Time, Not Sticker

Stickers are out–and new licenses are in–for safe drivers in Illinois.

WBBM Newsradio–09/15/2011

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Secretary Of State White To Run For Another Term In 2014

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White used an appearance at the State Fair Wednesday to announce that he has changed his mind – he will be running for a fifth term.

CBS Chicago–08/18/2011

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Cohen Seeks Appointment To State Senate Seat

Scott Lee Cohen can’t get the political bug out of his system.

CBS Chicago–03/11/2011

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Illinois Wants You To Register Emergency Contacts

What if you were hurt in a crash or some other emergency? The state wants to know who police should call to notify.