Judge Issues Gag Order After Beavers' Attorneys Claim Jury Pool 'Rigged'Sam Adam Jr., an attorney for William Beavers, angrily told reporters Tuesday that he was "outraged" there were no black men in the 50-person jury pool. He suggested its composition was somehow fixed in advance. Beavers is black.
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.
State Senator Works To Keep Derrick Smith From Being ReelectedIllinois State Sen. Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago) says he will do everything he can to prevent Rep. Derrick Smith from being reelected.
Attorney For Indicted State Rep: House Panel Rushing To JudgmentThe attorney for indicted State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago) has launched a mannered, but pointed attack against the House committee considering whether to discipline Smith over bribery allegations.
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.