Ex-alderman Sharon Dixon faces gun charge

Sharon Dixon mug shot (Cook County Sheriff's Office)

May 7, 2013 3:01:32 PM PDT
Former Chicago alderman Sharon Dixon has been arrested for allegedly carrying a gun outside a Chicago police station.

Officers say they saw Dixon early Saturday morning outside of the 10th District station in the 3300-block of West Ogden holding a gun holster with her hand inside of it.

The officers asked Dixon if she was carrying a gun. They say she said "yes" and showed them a .357 Magnum handgun.

Dixon is now charged with unlawful use of a weapon. Bond was set Tuesday at $25,000.