Illinois State Senator

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 Senator Works To Keep Derrick Smith From Being Reelected

Illinois State Sen. Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago) says he will do everything he can to prevent Rep. Derrick Smith from being reelected.

CBS Chicago–09/21/2012

Illinois State Sen. Rickey Hendon (D-Chicago)

Questions Arise About Fundraising Activities By Former State Sen. Hendon

Questions are arising about the campaign fund raising activities of former Illinois State Senator and one time Chicago alderman Ricky Hendon.

CBS Chicago–06/04/2012

State Sen. Suzi Schmidt

911 Tapes Released In Domestic Disputes At Lawmaker’s Home

Biting, scratching, swinging punches – descriptions of reported violence on the home of an Illinois lawmaker. They center around Illinois State Sen. Suzi Schmidt (R-Lake Villa) and her husband, Robert.

CBS Chicago–09/28/2011

State Sen. Suzi Schmidt

Second Domestic Battery Call At Home Of State Senator

A call of a domestic battery at the north suburban home of State Sen. Suzanne “Suzi” Schmidt and her husband prompted a visit from Lake County Sheriff’s police for the second time in about six weeks.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2011

State Sen. Suzi Schmidt

Quarrel Brings Police To State Senator’s Home

Police came to the home of north suburban Illinois State Sen. Suzanne “Suzi” Schmidt (R-Lake Villa) this week, during an argument she was having with her husband.

CBS Chicago–08/18/2011

Illinois State Sen. Rickey Hendon (D-Chicago)

State. Sen. Rickey Hendon Resigns

Illinois State Sen. Rickey Hendon (D-Chicago) has resigned from his seat.

CBS Chicago–02/24/2011