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Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 1:48 PM
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By Edward McClelland

Reductio ad Trotterum

Reductio ad Trotterum

State Sen. Donne Trotter compares Gov. Pat Quinn and Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services Director Julie Hamos to Adolf Hitler and Joseph Goebbels. Read »

Friday, Dec 14, 2012 at 11:08 AM
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By Edward McClelland

Opinion: Donne Trotter Should Not Call His Peers "Crackers"

Opinion: Donne Trotter Should Not Call His Peers "Crackers"

State Sen. Donne Trotter called his Springfield colleagues "crackers" in a speech to a Roseland business group. Read »

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