Sen. Donne Trotter
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.
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.
It’s a dubious distinction for the new class of Illinois lawmakers being sworn in Wednesday in Springfield.
State Sen. Donne Trotter has decided to end his bid to replace former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.