Posts tagged "Victor Henderson"

Race, poverty and politics: Mixed reviews on cab strike; Rep. Smith's attorney wants House to slow down; Rep. Joe Walsh has controversial week

Chicago cab drivers held a partial strike Monday, the success of which varies depending on whom you speak with. Fayez Khozindar, chair of the United Taxidrivers Community Council–which staged the strike–claimed several times this week that “80 percent” of the city’s cab drivers were on strike from 6-11 a.m., Monday. There are roughly 12,000 cab... Read more »

State rep. Derrick Smith refuses to testify; lawyer likens his plight to that of Jesus, Dr. King, Mandela

State rep. Derrick Smith refuses to testify; lawyer likens his plight to that of Jesus, Dr. King, Mandela
Although he maintains his innocence, 10th District state. Rep. Derrick Smith refused to testify today before the House Special Investigative Committee considering whether to punish or expel him based on allegations he took a $7,000 bribe. After he read a brief statement, Smith’s lips were sealed throughout the day. But players on both sides of... Read more »