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Philip Vatamaniuc (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Attorney Removed In Highland Park Murder Case

Judge Victoria Rossetti agreed with a motion from prosecutors claiming that defense attorney Robert Ritacca’s representation of Vatamaniuc, as well as a potential material witness in the case who is facing a separate drug charge, created a conflict of interest.

06/17/2014

Photo Of Gamblers Playing The Slots. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Lang Steps Aside As Gambling Expansion Sponsor Over ‘Perceived Conflict’

The longtime backer of a push to expand gambling in Illinois has dropped his name from a pending bill over “perceived conflict of interest” with a law firm where he’s counsel.

05/22/2013

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan

If Lisa Madigan Runs For Governor, Will Her Dad Step Down As House Speaker?

As discussions swirl about who will run for governor next year, one big question is: should Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan choose to challenge Gov. Pat Quinn, will her father, House Speaker Mike Madigan, step down to avoid a possible conflict of interest?

CBS 2–01/24/2013

File Photo of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (Chip Somodevilla/ Getty Images)

State Senator Seeks To Limit Attorney General

An Illinois state senator wants to make sure the attorney general doesn’t argue cases where there’s a conflict of interest, but he faces an uphill battle.

WBBM Newsradio–03/21/2011