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.
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White had some harsh words Friday for Derrick Smith, a candidate for the state House of Representatives. "As far as I'm concerned, he's not welcome in my organization, he's not welcome on the West Side and he's definitely not welcome to represent me in Springfield," White said.
The leader of an Illinois House investigation into alleged misconduct by a lawmaker says she will suggest asking federal prosecutors how much they can reveal about their bribery case against Rep. Derrick Smith.Democratic Rep.