The bribery case of an Illinois lawmaker may take a rare step this week. Attorneys are scheduled to debate whether federal authorities lied about the background of a key witness who secretly recorded Illinois State Rep. Derrick Smith.
On Friday's Morning Shift, we look at the week in review. We also talk to Derrick Smith about his re-election, look at what's ahead for marriage rights in light of Wednesday's election results across the country, and talk to WBEZ's statehouse reporter Tony Arnold about this year's lame ducks.
The former Illinois state representative was indicted and kicked out of his seat. Yet, he said he won it back in this week’s election because he has a relationship with constituents, not because he's a Democrat.