Special Investigative Committee

Enough Evidence To Punish State Rep. Derrick Smith, Panel FindsA special Illinois House investigative committee has issued a report finding lawmakers have enough evidence to punish state Rep. Derrick Smith, amid allegations he took a $7,000 bribe.
Indicted State Rep. Won't Testify Before Investigative PanelState Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago) told a special legislative panel Thursday that he is innocent of the federal bribery charges he is facing, but he refused to testify under oath.
Panel Asks Feds For More Details On Bribery Case Against Rep. SmithAn Illinois House panel is asking federal prosecutors for more information about the bribery charges against State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago).
Lawmakers Taking Steps That Could Oust Rep. SmithThe Illinois legislature is moving forward with an investigation of State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago), a process that could potentially lead to his ouster from the General Assembly over his arrest on federal bribery charges.
Jesse White Calls For Rep. Smith To Resign; GOP Wants ProbeIllinois Secretary of State Jesse White is calling on his onetime political protégé, State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago), to resign after his arrest for bribery.