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  • Year of surprises leaves soothsayers grasping for soothiness

     
    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......
  • Sen. Trotter gun case goes forward

    Sen. Trotter gun case goes forward
    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...
  • 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,...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns from Congress, acknowledges federal probe

    Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns from Congress, acknowledges federal probe
    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...
  • 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...