Connie Howard http://wuis.org en Former IL Lawmaker Pleads Guilty To Federal Charge http://wuis.org/post/former-il-lawmaker-pleads-guilty-federal-charge <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A former state legislator is the latest in a string of Illinois politicians to come under federal scrutiny for misconduct. &nbsp;Wednesday, &nbsp;longtime Rep. Connie Howard pleaded guilty to mail fraud. &nbsp;</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Though she'd served since 1995, Connie Howard is no longer a member of the House.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 22:17:59 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 6247 at http://wuis.org Former IL Lawmaker Pleads Guilty To Federal Charge