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    Jury convicts Ill. state rep of bribery

    by  • June 10, 2014 • Breaking News

    CHICAGO (AP) — A federal jury in Chicago has convicted Illinois state Rep. Derrick Smith of bribery for taking $7,000 from a purported day care operator. Jurors returned with their verdict Tuesday after deliberating about four hours over two days. At trial, prosecutors played secret recordings of the 50-year-old Chicago Democrat allegedly accepting 70...

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    Emails show push for money in Quinn program before election

    by  • June 9, 2014 • News

    The Quinn administration has repeatedly said that “not one penny” was spent before the election on the governor’s anti-violence initiative. True. But only because they essentially bounced a check. Quinn’s administration has long said its troubled, $54 million anti-violence program didn’t spend a dime before the Governor’s 2010 General Election, despite opponents contending it...

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