Emil Jones III, Facing Federal Bribery Charges, Not Leaving Office

Emil Jones III, Facing Federal Bribery Charges, Not Leaving Office

CHICAGO (WRXX) – State Senator Emil Jones III isn’t leaving office despite facing federal bribery charges.

The Chicago Democrat resigned from his committee and party leadership positions Wednesday, a day after federal prosecutors accused him of taking money from a red-light camera company executive to kill legislation requiring traffic studies for automated camera systems.

Jones has been in the Senate since 2009, when he took the seat previously held by his father, Emil Jones Junior.

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