Madigan Reaches Settlement With Payday Lender For Illegal FeesThe settlement requires All Credit Lenders to pay $3.5 million and “immediately stop offering the revolving line of credit that carried hidden interest rates disguised as ‘required account protection fees’ ranging from 350 percent to more than 500 percent,” according to a statement from Madigan’s office.
Illinois AG: Duckworth Lawsuit Settlement FinalA settlement in the workplace retaliation lawsuit against Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth is final and the plaintiffs can't back out even if no paperwork was signed, the Illinois Attorney General's office said Thursday.
Attorney General: Be Wary Of Pre-Sale 'Hamilton' OffersIllinois' attorney general is warning theater-goers to be wary of websites offering tickets to the mega-hit musicals "Hamilton" and "Aladdin" before they go on sale to the general public.
Feds, Madigan Shut Down Company Creating "Phantom Debts"Federal and state authorities have shut down a Westmont-based operation accused of harassing people around the country into paying debts they don’t owe.
Complaint: Peoples Gas Officials ‘Misled’ Regulators About Cost OverrunsTop officers of Peoples Gas “knowingly misled” state regulators about the ballooning cost of a multibillion-dollar upgrade program to pave the way for a 2015 merger, according to a complaint filed by Attorney General Lisa Madigan and a utility watchdog.
Burke: "No Institutional Problem" At Chicago Police DepartmentA powerful alderman has defended the Chicago Police Department and ousted Supt. Garry McCarthy, as controversy over fatal police shootings continues to swirl around City Hall.
A Day Later, Emanuel Supports Justice Department Probe Of CPDA day after calling Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s call for a Justice Department investigation of the Chicago Police Department’s use of force “misguided,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel reversed course, saying he is open to a federal probe of systemic issues at CPD.
Emanuel Not Resigning, Says Call For Civil Rights Investigation Of CPD Is "Misguided"Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday said he has no plans to resign amid pressure stemming from the death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, and said he thinks it would be “misguided” to open a federal civil rights investigation of the Chicago Police Department, with federal prosecutors already looking into the shooting.
Madigan Seeks Probe Of Peoples Gas Main Replacement ProgramMadigan said an independent audit of the Peoples Gas Accelerated Main Replacement Program revealed skyrocketing costs for consumers. Originally estimated to cost $2.2 billion when it was first approved in 2009, the pipe replacement program could now cost $8 billion, according to an audit by Liberty Consulting Group.
Attorney General Warns Of Scams During Chip Card RolloutIllinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is warning people about scammers taking advantage of consumer confusion over new credit cards embedded with computer chips.
Broken BP Refinery Unit Reopens, Falling Gas Prices Should Drop Even MorePatrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst at GasBuddy.com, said Chicago area drivers can expect to see prices fall by up to 50 cents in the next couple weeks, after BP confirmed it has reopened the crude distillation unit that went offline on Aug. 8.
2 Illinois Courts, 2 Opposite Takes On State Employee PayCourts on opposite sides of the state have issued opinions about whether state employees should continue to get paychecks while the impasse over a yearlong spending plan continues between Democrats in the Legislature and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner.