scholarships http://peoriapublicradio.org en Former state lawmaker pleads guilty to mail fraud http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/former-state-lawmaker-pleads-guilty-mail-fraud <div>Prosecutors will recommend six months of prison time for a former state legislator who Wednesday pleaded guilty to mail fraud. &nbsp;IPR'S Amanda Vinicky reports.</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">From 1995 through last summer, Connie Howard traveled from Chicago to Springfield to serve as a member of the Illinois House.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This time, she returned to make an appearance in federal court.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 12:07:02 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 9399 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Former state lawmaker pleads guilty to mail fraud