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State Sen. Donne Trotter leaves the Leighton Criminal Courthouse after being released on $25,000 bond on Dec. 6, 2012, on a charge of trying to bring a gun onto a plane at O'Hare International Airport the day before. (Credit: CBS)

State Sen. Donne Trotter Pleads Guilty To Bringing Gun To O’Hare

State 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.

04/24/2013

State Sen. Donne Trotter leaves the Leighton Criminal Courthouse after being released on $25,000 bond on Dec. 6, 2012, on a charge of trying to bring a gun onto a plane at O'Hare International Airport the day before. (Credit: CBS)

March Arraignment Date Set For Sen. Trotter On Gun Charge

A 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.

01/17/2013

State Rep. La Shawn Ford walks through a crowd of dozens of supporters at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse, after pleading not guilty to bank fraud charges on Dec. 11, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

New State Legislature Includes Three Facing Criminal Charges

It’s a dubious distinction for the new class of Illinois lawmakers being sworn in Wednesday in Springfield.

01/09/2013

State Sen. Donne Trotter leaves the Leighton Criminal Courthouse after being released on $25,000 bond on Dec. 6, 2012, on a charge of trying to bring a gun onto a plane at O'Hare International Airport the day before. (Credit: CBS)

Trotter Drops Bid For Jackson Jr.’s Seat In Congress

State Sen. Donne Trotter has decided to end his bid to replace former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.

CBS Chicago–12/28/2012

State Sen. Donne Trotter leaves the Leighton Criminal Courthouse after being released on $25,000 bond on Dec. 6, 2012, on a charge of trying to bring a gun onto a plane at O'Hare International Airport the day before. (Credit: CBS)

Trotter Still Wants Party Support In Bid For Jackson’s Seat, Despite Arrest

State 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.

CBS Chicago–12/12/2012

State Sen. Donne Trotter leaves the Leighton Criminal Courthouse after being released on $25,000 bond on Dec. 6, 2012, on a charge of trying to bring a gun onto a plane at O'Hare International Airport the day before. (Credit: CBS)

Trotter Bonds Out On Airplane-Weapons Charge, Will Stay In 2nd District Race

State 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.

CBS Chicago–12/06/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Quinn: Trotter Case Should Play Out In Court

Gov. 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.

CBS Chicago–12/06/2012

State Sen. Donne Trotter was charged with a felony after TSA agents found a loaded gun in his bag as he went through security at O'Hare International Airport on Dec. 5, 2012. (Credit: Chicago Police)

State Sen. Donne Trotter Arrested For Trying To Take Gun On Plane

An 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.

CBS Chicago–12/05/2012

Jesse Jackson Jr. (Credit: John Gress/Getty Images)

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.

CBS 2–11/21/2012

Illinois State Capitol

Madigan Drops Effort To Shift Teacher Pension Costs To Local Districts

Prospects 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.

05/30/2012

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Bill Would Allow Culinary Students Under 21 To Taste Alcohol

A 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.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2012