Corruption

Illinois House Ejects Representative for Bribery

First time a house member has been tossed in more than a century.

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State Rep. Derrick Smith still has to face a jury for allegedly accepting a bribe — but his colleagues have already decided about his immediate political future.

On Friday, the Illinois House voted 100-6 to expel the West Side Democrat, the first time a House member has been thrown out of office in more than a century.