Illinois lawmakers will return to work August 17 and they could be disciplining one of their own. House Speaker Michael Madigan called lawmakers back to session to deal with Representative Derrick Smith. Last week, a House panel voted to expel Smith from the House. It would take 79 of the 118 members of the House to remove Smith from office.
Smith is facing a federal indictment of bribery. He's accused of taking a seven-thousand dollar bribe. Governor Pat Quinn would like lawmakers to work on pension reform when they return, but right now, they're still at an impasse on what to do.