Attorney General Lisa Madigan

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

New State Law Allows Cameras In Nursing Home Rooms

Starting next year, a new state law could mean kinder, gentler experiences for nursing home residents.


Dave Savini pouring through a dumpster containing medical files with sensitive information. (Credit: CBS 2)

2 Investigators: Lisa Madigan Sues Medical Records Company After Files Found In Dumpster

CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini found the dumpster, alerted authorities and Tuesday, the Illinois Attorney General filed a lawsuit that could result in millions of dollars in fines.


Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Lisa Madigan Targets Alleged Student Loan Debt Relief Scammers

The state of Illinois is trying to shut down companies that may be preying on people desperate to get rid of student loans, reports WBBM’s Cisco Cotto.


Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (R) makes an announcement with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder at the Treasury Department April 6, 2009 in Washington, DC. The leaders announced a new effort to align responses from federal law enforcement agencies, state investigators and prosecutors, civil enforcement authorities and the private sector to protect homeowners seeking assistance under the Administration's Making Home Affordable program from people looking to perpetrate predatory schemes. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Lisa Madigan Calls For Law Requiring Colleges To Develop Sex Assault Response Plans

Attorney General Lisa Madigan brought together college administrators, law enforcement and victim’s advocates Monday to discuss sex assaults on college campuses.


The guide features Grumpy Cat stuffed dolls that have eyes that may become detached and pose a choking hazard. They were recalled in March. (Credit: Safe Shopping Guide.)

Madigan Releases Annual Safe Shopping Guide Featuring Potentially Unsafe Children’s Products

Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s annual Safe Shopping Guide features more than 100 children’s products that have been recalled in the last year, ranging from small toys to strollers and cribs.


Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Lisa Madigan Offering Advice To Avoid Becoming Identity Theft Victim

On the heels of Home Depot’s announcement last week of the biggest retail credit breach in history, the Illinois Attorney General is out in the southwest suburbs today talking about identity theft.


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Illinois, Indiana Attorney Generals Team Up For Teen Anti-Smoking Campaign

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan have teamed to support Legacy’s national youth smoking prevention campaign, Truth.



County Clerks Reluctant To Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Despite OK From Attorney General

Cook County is issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples – but at this point, it seems same-sex couples in collar counties will have to wait until June.


Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Lisa Madigan Still Noncommittal On Potential Run For Governor

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan was at the women’s luncheon of the Rainbow/PUSH international convention today – where she was seated at the right hand of the Reverend Jesse Jackson.


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Lisa Madigan Still Undecided On Run For Governor

Illinois’ Attorney General says she hasn’t made her mind up yet about running for the job now held by Pat Quinn, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.


Former White House Chief of Staff William Daley arrives for the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: WIN MCNAMEE/AFP/Getty Images)

Bill Daley Forms Committee To Explore Run For Governor

Former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley said Tuesday he is formally exploring a bid for governor, ripping state lawmakers for their inaction on major issues this spring.

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Appeals Court Gives Quinn 30 More Days On Concealed Carry Legislation

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals acted on Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s request to allow Gov. Pat Quinn more time to review legislation passed last week. However, on issuing its ruling, the court said it would not issue another extension of its mandate past the new deadline of July 9.


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Madigan Seeks Extension Of Concealed Carry Deadline

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has asked a federal appeals court for an extra 30 days for the governor to decide if he’ll sign recently approved concealed carry legislation.


Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock (R-Peoria) at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Credit: CBS)

GOP Congressman Schock Won’t Run For Governor

Republican U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock has decided to forgo a run for Illinois governor and instead seek re-election to Congress, the three-term congressman’s campaign manager said Thursday.


Gov. Pat Quinn (left) and Atty. Gen Lisa Madigan (right) might end up running against each other in the 2014 race for governor in Illinois. (Credit: Photo by Frank Polich/Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Quinn And Madigan Differ On Guns, Housing

Illinois voters got a peek Monday at what a 2014 gubernatorial primary might look like, as Gov. Pat Quinn and his potential toughest Democratic challenger played up their individual efforts to help the housing market bounce back and offered differing takes on the state’s concealed carry discussions.


Laura Garza of the SEIU wants the O'Hare janitorial contract investigated.

Janitors’ Union Calling for Investigation of City Contract

The SEIU wants Lisa Madigan to investigate potential mob ties to United Maintenance.


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State Senate OKs Measure Requiring Free Medical Care For Poor

Illinois hospitals would be required to provide free care to some poor people under a bill being considered in Springfield.


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New Law Would Crack Down On Repeat Meth Offenders

A bill now on the desk of Gov. Pat Quinn would institute a stiff crackdown on repeat methamphetamine offenders.

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State Sues Payday Loan Store After Personal Info Ends Up In Trash

After personal information — including customers’ Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers and financial account numbers — was found in a trash cans behind four store locations, a payday loan store was sued by the state for failing to protect their customers’ information.