Illinois State Senator to Post Bond on Gun ChargeCHICAGO (AP) - A judge has set bond at $25,000 for an Illinois state senator who faces a felony charge for trying to take a handgun onto a flight from Chicago to Washington. Illinois state Sen. Donne Trotter appeared in bond court Thursday morning.
Trotter, who hopes to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in the U.S. House of Representatives, was arrested Wednesday morning at O'Hare International Airport, where a transportation security officer discovered the firearm in a garment bag during an X-ray screening. The 62-year-old told Transportation Security Administration officers he uses the weapon for work as a security officer.
Trotter's defense attorney, Joshua Herman, said the Chicago Democrat posted bond Thursday afternoon. Trotter appeared in court wearing the clothes he was arrested in after spending the night in a police lockup.
See other LocalNews news:Minor League Joins The Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce & Tavie Tots for A Grand Re-Opening
Illinois House Moves to Block Contentious Pay Raise for Lawmakers
Rauner Signs Expanded Eligibility Law for Food Stamps Users
New Dollar General Store Construction in Centralia Sees Progress
Lake Centralia Resident Requests Clean Water Testing from City Manager