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  • Trotter dropping out of contest to replace ex-Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

    Trotter dropping out of contest to replace ex-Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
    State Sen. Donne Trotter has told several south suburban officials that he will officially end his bid for the Democratic nomination for the 2nd Congressional District seat that Jesse Jackson Jr. vacated last month, sources said Friday. Trotter, 62,...
  • Jackson Jr. seat candidate hits foe on gun charge

    Jackson Jr. seat candidate hits foe on gun charge
    A Democratic state senator running for U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s old congressional seat suggested Monday that voters should “turn the page” away from the district’s scandal-filled history of representation, even as a rival...
  • Trotter still hopes for Dem backing in congressional race

    Trotter still hopes for Dem backing in congressional race
    State Sen. Donne Trotter said Wednesday he still hopes to win the backing of his party in the upcoming election to fill former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s seat in spite of his arrest last week while taking a gun through airport security. Trotter,...
  • Gun rights, even in Illinois

    Gun rights, even in Illinois
    There are certain constants to life in Illinois. Abraham Lincoln has always been revered. The Cubs always find a way to lose. Lake Michigan never goes dry. Letting citizens carrying concealed firearms is out of the question. But one of those is no...
  • State senator in O'Hare gun case freed on bond

    State senator in O'Hare gun case freed on bond
    A weary state Sen. Donne Trotter was released on $25,000 bond Thursday after spending the night in a Chicago police lockup on a felony charge that he tried to bring a handgun aboard an aircraft at O'Hare International Airport. Dressed in a tan suede...
  • Bond set at $25,000 for State Sen. Trotter

    Bond set at $25,000 for State Sen. Trotter
    It’s been a whirlwind 24 hours for State Senator Donne Trotter.  Yesterday,  62-year-old Trotter was  on his way to Washington D.C.  He was arrested a O’Hare Airport when TSA agents discovered an unloaded 25 caliber berretta in his carryon...
  • New questions surface for Donne Trotter

    New questions surface for Donne Trotter
    State Senator Donne Trotter is laying-low on Friday, just two days after he was arrested at O'Hare Airport for allegedly trying to bring a handgun and ammunition aboard an airplane. He didn't appear to be at his home at 84th and Yates. Phone calls to...
  • Durbin says Trotter deserves no special treatment on O'Hare gun arrest

    Durbin says Trotter deserves no special treatment on O'Hare gun arrest
    U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said Democratic state Sen. Donne Trotter, a candidate to succeed Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress, shouldn't get any special treatment as an elected official for allegedly trying to board a plane with a firearm and ammunition. Speaking...
  • Illinois Senate panel votes down pension measure

    Illinois Senate panel votes down pension measure
    An Illinois Senate committee on Wednesday rejected a measure that would force local government to pick up the tab when it gives an ex-lawmaker a big paycheck to fatten his pension. The bill passed the House on a 110-0 vote in March. The legislation...
  • Bloomberg targets Halvorson gun stance in race to replace Jackson Jr.

    Bloomberg targets Halvorson gun stance in race to replace Jackson Jr.
    The first TV ad in the special primary election to replace ex-U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. comes from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s super political action committee and targets Democrat Debbie Halvorson’s support of gun owner rights. A...
  • On the 'Scholarship' list in Springfield

     
    Where do our lawmakers stand on the issue of legislative scholarships -- those tuition waivers that members of the state house and senate have traditionally been allowed to dispense to constituents? As part of the renewed effort to abolish that......