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)

Jesse White: ‘Going To Do All We Can’ To Defeat Smith’s Bid To Regain Seat

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White says, if he knew then what he knows now, he would never have supported indicted former State Rep. Derrick Smith, and there would be no controversy about the fate of Smith’s former House seat.

CBS Chicago–09/24/2012

Rod Blagojevich

Blagojevich To Pick Preferred Prison For 14-Year Sentence

Deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Friday will have to tell the court where he wants to spend his 14 years behind bars.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2011