Ill. Sen. Suzi Schmidt's husband files for divorce

July 17, 2012 3:15:07 PM PDT
Illinois State Senator Suzi Schmidt has a new legal issue to deal with. According to court records, her husband Robert filed for divorce Tuesday.

Schmidt is due in court Wednesday on trespass and property damage charges stemming from a dispute with her neighbors who say she harassed them and accused a woman of having an affair with her husband.

The woman says that's not true.

In 2010, Schmidt was accused of trying to use her political clout to get police to ignore her husband's 9-1-1 calls and complaints of domestic abuse.