Speaker of the House Michael Madigan has appointed six Democratic members of a jury who'll hear the case against State Representative Derrick Smith. The GOP will add six jurors to the bunch; they'll determine whether Smith should be expelled from the legislature. Expulsion is one of four options the jurors will have.
They could also choose to reprimand, censure, or exonerate the Chicago lawmaker who's facing federal bribery charges. The House jury must convene within the next three weeks.