Rep. LaShawn Ford

Governor Bars State From Asking Job Applicants About Felony Records Applications for state government jobs will no longer include a box indicating whether an applicant has pled guilty, or been convicted of a criminal offense, other than a minor traffic violation.
New State Legislature Includes Three Facing Criminal ChargesIt's a dubious distinction for the new class of Illinois lawmakers being sworn in Wednesday in Springfield.
Indicted Rep. Smith Visits Capitol For First Time Since ArrestOn a day when Pro Football Hall of Famer Richard Dent was honored in the Illinois House, it seems the only person reporters wanted to talk to was indicted Illinois State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago).
Hotline Would Help Parents With Problem ChildrenA proposed state hotline would help parents connect with services, as they try to get their children away from trouble.