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A Bosnian immigrant formerly from Illinois has been sentenced to three years in prison for giving money to terror groups in Iraq and Syria.

Jasminka Ramic pleaded guilty in September to conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in St. Louis.

Ramic is among six Bosnian immigrants indicted in February for funneling money and military supplies to the Islamic State group and al-Qaida in Iraq. Ramic contributed $700.

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A special legislative panel is scheduled to hold its final disciplinary hearing against indicted State Rep. Derrick Smith, D-Chicago, next Thursday, but Smith's attorneys want that timeline pushed back.

Smith was arrested in March on charges that he accepted a $7,000 bribe in exchange for helping a day care center get a state grant.

Although he's pleaded not guilty in federal court, there's no requirement that the General Assembly wait for a final verdict. The Illinois House is free to mete out punishment -- including taking away his seat.