| Jan 1, 2014
Print column, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013 The most surprising news event of 2013 was the botched rollout of HealthCare.gov, the Web portal to Obamacare. Yes, I'm sure the partisans who have long derided President Barack Obama for the lack of......
| Jan 17, 2013
| 9:32 AM
A Cook County judge today found probable cause for prosecutors to proceed against State Sen. Donne Trotter on a felony charge that he tried to board a flight with a handgun in his carry-on luggage.
Trotter, clad in a brown sweater with his trademark...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 7:37 PM
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...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 4:58 PM
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.
| Dec 28, 2012
| 10:41 AM
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.
| Jan 29, 2013
| 1:33 PM
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.
| Nov 22, 2012
| 5:53 AM
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., the ambitious political heir to a powerful Chicago family whose once promising future collapsed amid federal ethics investigations and a diagnosis of mental illness, resigned Wednesday from the South Side congressional seat he held...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 8:17 PM
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...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 6:22 PM
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...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 4:21 PM
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...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 6:55 PM
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.