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Donne Trotter

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 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...

State Senator Arrested For Packing Pistol At Airport

Posted 12.05.2012 | Chicago

Story by Mark Konkol, courtesy DNAinfo.com 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.

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 bu...

Senate Democrats Consider Tax Increase

STLtoday.com | 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...