State Senator

Donne Trotter uses a term some may find offensive during a recent speech. (Amateur video)

Embattled Sen. Trotter Among 2nd Dist. Hopefuls Asking For Democratic Nod Saturday

All eyes will be on the Democratic Party on Saturday, when committeemen will decide which candidate to support in the 2nd Congressional District to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.


State Sen. Suzi Schmidt (R-Lake Villa) leaves court in Lake County, after she was found not guilty of trespassing and property damage charges stemming from a dispute with her neighbor. (Credit: CBS)

State Senator Acquitted Of Trespassing, Property Damage

State Sen. Suzi Schmidt (R-Lake Villa) has been acquitted of trespassing and property damage charges stemming from a dispute with a neighbor this summer.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2012

Illinois State Sen. Rickey Hendon (D-Chicago)

Questions Arise About Fundraising Activities By Former State Sen. Hendon

Questions are arising about the campaign fund raising activities of former Illinois State Senator and one time Chicago alderman Ricky Hendon.

CBS Chicago–06/04/2012

State Sen. Jeffrey Schoenberg

State Sen. Schoenberg To Retire When Term Ends

Illinois State Sen. Jeffrey Schoenberg (D-Evanston) has decided to retire at the end of his current term, after 22 years in the General Assembly.

CBS Chicago–11/09/2011

State Sen. Suzi Schmidt

State Sen. Suzi Schmidt Won’t Step Down, Will Run Again

State Sen. Suzi Schmidt (R-Lake Villa) acknowledged on Wednesday that it was “inappropriate” for her to request special treatment when she called 911 last Christmas during a marital dispute, but said she is not stepping down as many had expected.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2011

License Plate

Lawmaker: Put Ads On License Plates For Revenue

An Illinois lawmaker is hoping to raise the state’s revenues by selling advertising on license plates.

CBS Chicago–02/11/2011

Illinois State Sen. James Meeks

Meeks Outlines Plans For Schools

Mayoral Hopeful state Sen. Rev. James Meeks (D-Chicago) has major plans for the Chicago Public Schools.

CBS Chicago–12/15/2010

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

State Senator Slams Metra Leadership

Illinois State Sen. Martin Sandoval (D-Chicago) slammed Metra in a letter, as he withdrew his name from consideration as executive director of the commuter train agency.

CBS Chicago–11/24/2010