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March trial set for state senator on gun charge

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State Sen. Donne Trotter, a Chiago Democrat, is accused of trying to board a flight with a gun and ammunition in his bag.

Associated Press/Dec. 15, 2012

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A judge in Chicago has scheduled a March 12 trial date for an Illinois state senator accused of trying to board a flight with a gun and ammunition, but a police officer's testimony about having trouble finding the small gun in a garment bag may help establish the politician had forgotten the weapon was there.
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