Lance Tyson

State Rep. Derrick Smith. (Credit: CBS)

After Reclaiming Seat, Smith Pledges To Work With Lawmakers Who Booted Him

Fresh off regaining his seat in the Illinois House on Tuesday, Derrick Smith starred in a wild episode of Chicago-style politics Thursday morning, claiming himself to be “a new man,” and slamming Democratic Party leaders who tried to stop his bid to get back to Springfield.

CBS Chicago–11/08/2012

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)

Facing Bribery Charge, Derrick Smith Wins Back Seat In Illinois House

Despite having been indicted for allegedly taking a $7,000 bribe, and having been booted out of the Illinois House, former state Rep. Derrick Smith has won his seat back in the General Assembly.

CBS Chicago–11/06/2012

Lance Tyson will run as a third-party candidate against indicted Democratic Illinois State Rep. Derrick Smith in the 2012 election. (Credit: CBS)

White, Quinn Make Final Push To Defeat Indicted Rep. Smith

Former state Rep. Derrick Smith has been indicted for taking a $7,000 cash bribe, and kicked out of the Illinois House, but he still has a good chance of winning back the seat in his West Side district on Tuesday.

CBS 2–11/03/2012

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 House Expels Rep. Derrick Smith

The Illinois House of Representatives has voted to expel state Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago).

CBS Chicago–08/17/2012

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)

House Vote Next Month On Smith’s Fate Not The Final Word

Indicted State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago) will find out next month if he’ll be kicked out of the Illinois House for allegedly taking a $7,000 bribe, but even if he is, that doesn’t mean he won’t be back.

CBS Chicago–07/30/2012

Lance Tyson will run as a third-party candidate against indicted Democratic Illinois State Rep. Derrick Smith in the 2012 election. (Credit: CBS)

Dems Tap Ex-Stroger Aide To Challenge Indicted State Rep.

Democratic Ward Committeemen in the 10th state House District have picked a onetime aide to former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger to mount a third-party challenge against indicted state Rep. Derrick Smith in November.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2012