Farnham resigns, under federal investigation
Democratic State Rep. Keith Farnham of Elgin has resigned from his seat in the Illinois legislature, following federal raids last week on his home and office in Elgin. Investigators from ICE/HSI seized his computers, but have so far not disclosed information on the nature of the investigation.
According to wikipedia, ICE’s HSI (Homeland Security Investigations) unit investigates everything except illegal immigration:
HSI Special Agents use their broad legal authority to investigate a range of issues that threaten the national security of the United States such as human rights violations, human smuggling, art theft, human trafficking, drug smuggling, arms trafficking, transnational gang investigations, financial crimes including money laundering and bulk cash smuggling, trade-based money laundering (including trade finance and Kimberley Process investigations), computer crimes, including the transportation and receipt of child pornography via the Internet, and import/export enforcement issues.
With Farnham out of the picture, neither Republicans nor Democrats have a candidate for the 43rd District seat, but both parties are likely to slate a candidate before the November election.