| Jan 21, 2011
A monitor at George Washington High School on the Southeast Side shows that air in the neighborhood has the distinction of containing the state's highest levels of toxic heavy metals, chromium and cadmium, as well as sulfates, which can trigger asthma...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 11:58 AM
Parents have a new set of safe havens if they want to give up newborns anonymously.Thanks to a new law put on the books today, parents can leave babies at police departments of state or private universities or at Illinois State Police district...
| 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.
| 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.
| Oct 5, 2011
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......
| Jan 31, 2012
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......