Jurors in state Rep. Derrick Smith's bribery trial have gone home after deliberating briefly.
The panelists sat through several hours of closing arguments Monday before withdrawing to a jury room to start going through the evidence.
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U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman sent them home in the evening and told them to pick up where they left off Tuesday morning.
The 50-year-old Smith is accused of taking a $7,000 bribe from a purported day care operator seeking a state grant. It all turned out to be part of an FBI sting.
Prosecutors say tape recordings of Smith made by a campaign worker-turned-informant proved the bribery charge. The defense say the informant "set up" the Chicago Democrat and that Smith never committed a crime.