Rep. Thapedi is one of six members of the Illinois House of Representatives to consider the case of their colleague Derrick Smith according to the Capitol Fax. A week before this past Tuesday's primary State Rep. Smith had been arrested by federal authorities for taking a bribe from a daycare operator. BTW, here's another column that further explains the case.
The hearings of this committee will be closed to the public. If this committee finds reason for any discipline a separate committee will conduct public hearings. The end result of these proceedings will be expulsion from the Illinois House of Representatives for Smith.