explusion http://northernpublicradio.org en Illinois House expels Rep. Derrick Smith http://northernpublicradio.org/post/illinois-house-expels-rep-derrick-smith <p>For the first time in more than a century, the Illinois House has voted to kick out one of its members.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://ilga.gov/house/Rep.asp?GA=97&amp;MemberID=1802">Derrick Smith</a>, a Democrat who had represented the west side of Chicago, is charged with taking a $7,000 bribe in exchange for helping a daycare secure a state grant.</p><p>Although he's fighting the charge in court, legislators say his removal is warranted because it's clear he crossed the line.</p><p> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 19:25:51 +0000 WNIJ 16935 at http://northernpublicradio.org Illinois House expels Rep. Derrick Smith