Illinois Attorney General

The Illinois Supreme Court building in Springfield, Ill. (Credit: Illinois.gov)

Madigan To Appeal Pension Law Ruling To Supreme Court “Shortly”

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said she expects the state’s highest court could take up the state’s landmark pension overhaul plan by the end of January, now that a lower court judge has ruled it unconstitutional.

5 hours ago

Ballots

Officials Rethink Vote-Counting After AG Decree

With less than two weeks until Illinois’ high-stakes elections, an attorney general opinion has some officials rethinking vote-counting procedures in ways that they say could cause big delays in announcing results.

10/24/2014

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Scammers Trying To Cash In On Ebola Scare

The Illinois Attorney General’s office said it has received complaints of several possible email scams related to the Ebola scare. One email says it will provide an Ebola “surplus personal protection kit.”

10/10/2014

Bank Of America

Illinois Getting $300M From Record Bank Of America Settlement

Illinois is set to receive a $300 million share of a record $16.7 billion nationwide settlement with Bank of America, over allegations of financial misconduct that helped lead to the 2008 financial crisis.

08/21/2014

Bank Of America

Madigan: Illinois To Get $300M From Settlement With Bank Of America

The deal announced Thursday by the U.S. Justice Department stems from the bank’s role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis.

08/21/2014

A Man Uses A Computer Mouse. (AP Photo)

Madigan Says Federal Government Should Investigate Data Breaches

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Wednesday called for the formation of a new federal agency to investigate data breaches in much the same way the National Transportation Safety Board investigates plane and train crashes.

07/16/2014

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Chicago Must Pay Legal Fees In Gun Store Lawsuit

Chicago lost its legal battle to keep gun stores out of the city, and now it must pick up the tab for nearly $1 million in legal fees that the winners spent on the case.

07/04/2014

Jon Burge

Illinois Supreme Court Rules Burge Can Keep His Pension

In a 4-3 vote, the Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday ruled former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge can keep his pension, despite his conviction for lying about the torture of criminal suspects.

07/03/2014

Illinois State Capitol

Illinois GOP Seeks To Close Appointment Loophole

Senate Republicans crying foul after Gov. Pat Quinn used a rare procedural maneuver to try to aid the confirmation of two appointees announced several efforts Thursday to close what they described as a constitutional loophole.

04/03/2014

The manufacturers of a popular caffeinated alcohol drink announced on Nov. 16, 2010, that they will remove the caffeine from its controversial products -- just before the FDA reveals its intention to ban the Four Loko beverage. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Four Loko Makers Formally Settle Dispute With Regulators

The manufacturer of the once-popular drink “Four Loko” has reached an out-of-court settlement that bars it from going back to the formula that made it popular.

03/26/2014

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)

Attorney General Madigan’s Office Collects Nearly $1 Billion

The money came through a combination of litigation and collection efforts. About one-third of the money was collected through litigation for damages to state property, child support, unpaid educational loans, fines and penalties.

03/11/2014

Residents on the Southeast Side say clouds of black dust from heaping piles of petcoke -- a byproduct of the oil refining process -- consistently blow in and around their homes. (Credit: Zimmerman Law Offices)

City, State Strike Deal To Remove Petcoke Piles From South Side

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Thursday will announce an agreement with Beemsterboer Slag Co. that will force the company to remove petcoke and metcoke that neighbors say have coated their homes with black dust.

12/19/2013

Firefighters search a heavily damaged home after a tornado struck on November 17, 2013 in Washington, Illinois. Several tornadoes touched down across the Midwest today with at least three people reported dead in Illinois. (Credit: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

State Warns Of Disaster Relief Scams

The state is trying to prevent Illinois tornado victims from becoming victims of scam artist contractors.

11/26/2013

State Moves To Keep Mooseheart Molester In Prison

A former Mooseheart employee who has spent two decades in prison for sexually assaulting young boys will not be released from custody this week as expected.

11/21/2013

Residents on the Southeast Side say clouds of black dust from heaping piles of petcoke -- a byproduct of the oil refining process -- consistently blow in and around their homes. (Credit: Zimmerman Law Offices)

Mayor Orders Health Department To Draft Petcoke Regulations

As the ordered Chicago’s public health department to draft regulations for dusty refinery waste from sites along the Calumet River, a group of protesters was taking their concerns to the head of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.

11/19/2013

Google

Google Settles Online Privacy Case For $17M

Google has agreed to pay Illinois, the District of Columbia, and 36 other states $17 million to settle allegations that the company skirted privacy settings on Apple Safari and allowed advertisers to gather information and track consumers’ Internet browsing habits.

11/19/2013

An example of a temporary visitor's driver's license for Illinois.  (Credit: Secretary of States)

Attorney General Warns Of Scams Sparked By Immigrant Driver’s Licenses

The state of Illinois began issuing temporary visitors’ driver’s licenses to those who are not U.S. citizens on Tuesday. Already, prosecutors are reporting scams.

11/13/2013

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Madigan: Parents Should Check Sex Offender Registries Before Kids’ Trick-Or-Treating

Illinois law bars sex offenders under court supervision from handing out Halloween candy to children.

10/31/2013

Court Generic

Judge Tosses Bid For Immediate Concealed Carry In Illinois

A federal judge has rejected a push by gun rights advocates to let Illinois residents immediately tote firearms in public instead of waiting months for the state to outline the permitting process under its new concealed carry law.

07/29/2013

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

Polls Find Lisa Madigan’s Major Campaign Issue Is Her Dad

There’s no question that Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is personally popular statewide. However, while more than half of voters have a good opinion of her, her powerful father, Speaker Michael Madigan, could definitely be a campaign issue.

06/19/2013

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