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State Sen. Donne Trotter has told several south suburban officials that he will officially end his bid for the Democratic nomination for former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s congressional seat, sources said Friday. Trotter, 62, is scheduled to make a...
Clout StreetA 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...
WGN NewsState 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...
Clout StreetU.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...
WGN NEWSIt’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...
Tags: Jesse Jackson
Tribune reporterA 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...
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...
Tags: Todd H. Stroger, Elections, Politics, Richard M. Daley, Ethics
Clout StreetAn 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...
Change of SubjectWhere 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......
Hundreds of candidates for the state legislature, countywide offices and Chicago ward committeeman began filing today for the March 20 primary. In Springfield, the line stretched from the door of the State Board of Elections for more than a block, a...
Clout StreetParents 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...
Clout StreetSPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn took aim at hospitals and school transportation late Thursday in cutting $376 million from the state budget lawmakers sent him. The idea is to take part of those savings and any increase in revenue from a hoped-for...
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