Illinois State Representative

Jim Moynihan

‘Calibration Error’ Switches GOP Vote To Dems

When a Republican candidate for state representative went to cast a vote for himself this week, he noticed something very odd.

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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: Smith Won’t Resign, Despite Bribery Indictment

An attorney for indicted State Rep. Derrick Smith said he won’t step down, despite calls for his resignation from many top Illinois Democrats.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2012

Empty Classroom

Report Alleges Nepotism By High School Board President, State Rep. Candidate

The president of the Proviso High School District board in the western suburbs is running for Illinois state representative, and a report says he has had 19 close friends and relatives hired for school jobs.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2012

Illinois State Capitol

Incumbent State Rep Misses Deadline For Primary Ballot

A longtime suburban lawmaker is being forced to run for re-election as a write-in candidate.

CBS Chicago–01/06/2012

State Rep. Greg Harris (D-Ill.)

Magazine Honors State Rep. For Civil Unions

State Rep. Greg Harris (D-Ill.), the architect of the successful effort to legalize civil unions in Illinois, has been named Person of the Year by Gay Chicago Magazine.

CBS Chicago–12/28/2010