Derrick Smith Expelled From Office

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Published on August 18 2012 10:42 am
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Wayne Moran

(Springfield, IL) Derrick Smith is no longer part of the Illinois House. Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan announced the 100-6 vote to remove Smith Friday afternoon.

Smith was arrested in March for allegedly accepting a seven-thousand-dollar bribe to make sure a daycare got a state grant. The Chicago Democrat has denied the charges, but declined to testify at several House hearings on the matter. He's the first Illinois representative removed from office since 1905.