New Law Prevents Preschools From Suspending, Expelling StudentsGov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation that forbids Illinois preschools from receiving state money from suspensions and expulsions.
White: Lawmakers Should Do 'Whatever They Can' To Kick Smith Out AgainIllinois Secretary of State Jesse White said Saturday he hopes state lawmakers find a way to oust Derrick Smith from the Illinois House again, after he was re-elected despite being ousted by his colleagues over his bribery indictment.
GOP State Lawmaker Wants To Find A Way To Boot Smith AgainA Republican state lawmaker says he can’t believe Derrick Smith was able to win back his seat in the Illinois House, even though he’s been indicted for bribery, and he wants his colleagues in the legislature to find a way to expel Smith from the House a second time.
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.
Dems Select Replacement For Ousted State LawmakerChicago policeman Eddie Winters will serve out Derrick Smith's term in the Illinois House.
3 Students Expelled Over Facebook Posts About Killing ClassmatesThree students were expelled from a school in northwest Indiana, for comments they made on Facebook, about which classmates they would like to kill.
Student Tries To Bring Gun Into Northwest Side High SchoolStudents at Foreman High School in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood were likely looking forward to the last day of school upon arriving Friday, but instead they ended up on lockdown someone brought in a gun.