Keith Farnham

A former Illinois state representative has changed his plea to guilty in a child pornography case.  
 The Chicago Sun-Times reports ( ) that Elgin Democrat
Keith Farnham pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in Chicago as part of a plea deal. He faces five to 20 years in prison.
 Earlier this year, the 66-year-old had pleaded not guilty to possessing, receiving and transporting child pornography.

Federal agents were searching for child pornography when they seized computers from former state Rep. 

  Keith Farnham's home and offices this month.

Search warrants released by the Illinois House Saturday seek documents "concerning minors visually depicted while engaged in sexually explicit conduct" from computers in Farnham's
Elgin home and office as well as his Springfield office.

A day after the primary race, a member of the Illinois House has stepped down.  The legislator is under federal scrutiny.

Representative Keith Farnham, a Democrat from Elgin, gave no reason in his one-sentence resignation letter.

But in a statement, Farnham says he has been battling serious health issues for years, and in coming months those health issues will require his full attention.

Authorities say federal search warrants have been executed at the Elgin home and office of state Rep. Keith Farnham.  

Randall Samborn is a spokesman with the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago. He says search warrants were executed Thursday by agents of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security