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State Senator Facing Weapons Charge Pleads Guilty To Misdemeanor

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 06.24.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — An Illinois state senator accused of trying to board a Washington, D.C.-bound flight with a gun pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor Wednes...

New Illinois Legislature Includes 3 Facing Criminal Charges

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 03.11.2013 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — As members of Illinois' newest General Assembly took the oath of office Wednesday, the state that's still struggling to rebu...

Pol Cites Weapons Charge As He Exits Jackson Jr. Race

AP | Posted 02.28.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — An Illinois state lawmaker who was a frontrunner to replace former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. says he's ending his candidacy because ...

Race To Replace Jesse Jackson Jr. Gets A Major Shakeup

Posted 12.28.2012 | Chicago

The Illinois state lawmaker considered by many to be a leading candidate in the crowded field to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress is expected to ...

Dem Leaders Fail To Endorse Candidate In Jackson Jr. Race

AP | JASON KEYSER and SARA BURNETT | Posted 02.15.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — With one of the front-runners for former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s congressional seat facing felony gun charges, Chicago-area Demo...

Dem Leaders To Endorse Candidate In Jackson Jr. Race

Reuters | Posted 02.14.2013 | Chicago

By James B. Kelleher CHICAGO, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Democratic ward bosses from Chicago neighborhoods and suburban townships are expected...

Senator Still Has Chance At Jackson's Seat Despite Weapons Charge

Posted 12.13.2012 | Chicago

Before briefly appearing in court on a felony weapons charge Wednesday, Illinois State Sen. Donne Trotter vowed to continue to push on in his bid to f...

Trotter Still In Race For Jackson Jr.'s Seat After Arrest

AP | Posted 12.07.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- An Illinois state senator accused of trying to board a flight with a gun and ammunition in his bag says he plans to continue his campaign f...

State Senator Facing Felony Weapons Charge Released On Bail

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 02.05.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — An Illinois state senator charged with trying to board a flight with a gun and ammunition in a carry-on bag posted bond and left court...

State Senator Arrested For Packing Pistol At Airport

Posted 12.05.2012 | Chicago

Story by Mark Konkol, courtesy Chicago: CHICAGO — State Sen. Donne Trotter on Wednesday was busted for bringing a handgun and bullets...

Will Cook County Dems Coalesce Around One Second District Candidate?

Barbara Popovic | Posted 01.30.2013 | Chicago
Barbara Popovic

This week on CAN TV's Chicago Newsroom, host Ken Davis and the panelists discuss the crowded race to replace Jesse Jackson Jr, the proposed five-year moratorium on school closings and some recent developments in local journalism.

'Doughnut Caucus' Blocks Ban On Trans Fats

Posted 07.27.2011 | Chicago

Lawmakers in the Illinois State Senate rejected a proposal to ban trans fats in many foods almost as emphatically as their colleagues in the House had...

Good News: Pat Quinn Signs Illinois Budget; Bad News: Pat Quinn Signs Illinois Budget

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

The unbalanced budget "avoids a tax increase," Minority Leader Radogno said. It also avoids any sign of real leadership--an observation Radogno left unsaid.

Black Lawmakers: Burris Pick Won't Help Blagojevich

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Roland Burris is battling for a U.S. Senate seat in court and through the media, briefly shifting the spotlight away from the man who ...

Budget Crunch Jeopardizing Pioneering AIDS Fund

Chicago Reporter | Kelly Virella and Jeff Kelly Lowenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

HIV and AIDS activists around the state are informally discussing whether to launch a last ditch effort to reinstate millions in the current year's b...

Senate Democrats Consider Tax Increase | Kurt Erickson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Democrats who control the Illinois Senate hinted Thursday that some kind of tax increase may be on the horizon. With the state's backlog of unpaid bi...