After Reclaiming Seat, Smith Pledges To Work With Lawmakers Who Booted HimFresh 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.
Facing Bribery Charge, Derrick Smith Wins Back Seat In Illinois HouseDespite 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.
White, Quinn Make Final Push To Defeat Indicted Rep. SmithFormer 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.
State House Expels Rep. Derrick SmithThe Illinois House of Representatives has voted to expel state Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago).
House Vote Next Month On Smith's Fate Not The Final WordIndicted 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.
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.