Chicago Area Officials Seeking Nobel Peace Prize For Charleston ChurchThornton Township Supervizor Frank Zuccarelli, Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza, and Illinois State Sen. Donne Trotter (D-Chicago) were spearheading the effort to award the Nobel Peace Prize to Emanuel AME Church, where nine people were shot and killed by a white supremacist in June.
State Sen. Donne Trotter Pleads Guilty To Bringing Gun To O'HareState Sen. Donne Trotter was sentenced to one year of court supervision Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor reckless conduct for trying to bring a gun onto an airplane at O’Hare, the Sun-Times is reporting.
March Arraignment Date Set For Sen. Trotter On Gun ChargeA Cook County judge found probable cause Thursday to pursue felony gun charges against State Sen. Donne Trotter, charged with attempting to bring a firearm onto an airplane in December.
New State Legislature Includes Three Facing Criminal ChargesIt's a dubious distinction for the new class of Illinois lawmakers being sworn in Wednesday in Springfield.
Trotter Drops Bid For Jackson Jr.'s Seat In CongressState Sen. Donne Trotter has decided to end his bid to replace former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.
Trotter Still Wants Party Support In Bid For Jackson's Seat, Despite ArrestState Sen. Donne Trotter (D-Chicago) said Wednesday he still wants Democratic Party bosses to back him in his bid to replace former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., despite his arrest for having a gun in his luggage at O’Hare International Airport.
Trotter Bonds Out On Airplane-Weapons Charge, Will Stay In 2nd District RaceState Sen. Donne Trotter on Thursday evening said he'll stay in the race for the 2nd Congressional District, even though he faces charges he tried to bring a handgun through a security checkpoint at O'Hare International Airport.
Quinn: Trotter Case Should Play Out In CourtGov. Pat Quinn was side-stepping questions about State Sen. Donne Trotter’s arrest on Wednesday for allegedly trying to carry a handgun onto a flight at O’Hare International Airport, saying the judicial process should play out in court.
State Sen. Donne Trotter Arrested For Trying To Take Gun On PlaneAn Illinois state senator running to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress was arrested Wednesday morning after he allegedly tried to bring a gun onto a plane at O’Hare International Airport.
Race To Replace Jackson Could Be 'Wild, Wild West'A crowded field could line up to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress, once a special election is set up to fill his seat following his resignation on Wednesday.
Madigan Drops Effort To Shift Teacher Pension Costs To Local DistrictsProspects for pension reform in Illinois improved measurably late Wednesday night, when House Speaker Mike Madigan dropped his proposal to make public schools and state universities pay retirement costs for their employees, rather than the state.
Bill Would Allow Culinary Students Under 21 To Taste AlcoholA piece of legislation approved by an Illinois State Senate committee would allow Illinois students to take a sip of alcohol – provided that they don’t swallow it.