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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Presidents elect, minus nine years

     
    There has been some talk, not only on this blog, that first-term New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, 49, may be considering a run for president in 2016 or, if the Republican candidate wins next fall and runs for re-election as......
  • 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......
  • Whoops

     
    State Senator Charged with Packing a Pistol at O'Hare State Sen. Donne Trotter on Wednesday was busted for bringing a handgun and bullets through an O’Hare Airport security checkpoint on his way to catch a flight to Washington D.C., sources......