Derrick Smith http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Ill. House expels Chicago Democrat over bribery allegations http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-house-expels-chicago-democrat-over-bribery-allegations <p>For the first time in more than a century, the Illinois House has expelled one of its members.</p><p>Lawmakers voted 100-6 on Friday to expel Chicago Democratic state Rep. Derrick Smith. And as Amanda Vinicky <a href="http://twitter.com/AmandaVinicky/statuses/236528159619690496">reports via Twitter</a>, House Speaker Michael Madigan asked that Smith's name be moved immediately from the chamber's roll.</p> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 18:53:32 +0000 The Associated Press & Illinois Public Radio 4346 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. House expels Chicago Democrat over bribery allegations Morning headlines - Thursday, June 7, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-june-7-2012 <p><strong>SLU researchers study meningitis vaccine</strong></p><p>Saint Louis University scientists are conducting a clinical trial of a vaccine for the last remaining strain of meningitis without a vaccine.</p><p>The university is recruiting children ages 10 to 12 to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine. Adolescents are the primary carriers of the bacteria that causes the disease.&nbsp;</p><p>Meningococcal&nbsp;meningitis is a potentially life-threatening bacterial infection. Flu-like symptoms can progress rapidly, and death can occur within hours.</p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 11:23:30 +0000 Rachel Lippmann, The Associated Press & Illinois Public Radio 3860 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines - Thursday, June 7, 2012