Rep. steps down

Published 07/25 2012 05:40PM

Updated 07/26 2012 01:43PM

SPRINGFIELD -- A longtime Chicago democrat is stepping down. Representative Connie Howard (D-Chicago) resigned this month for "personal reasons."

The lawmaker was at the center of a bribery scandal in 2009. Federal prosecutors were looking at grant money she'd given. She announced last year she wouldn't run for re-election.

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