Lisa Madigan

Whiting Refinery

Broken BP Refinery Unit Reopens, Falling Gas Prices Should Drop Even More

Patrick 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.

08/25/2015

Illinois State Capitol

2 Illinois Courts, 2 Opposite Takes On State Employee Pay

Courts 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.

07/10/2015

Illinois State Capitol

Judge: Illinois Can’t Pay Workers In Full Without State Budget

The stakes just got higher in the battle over the state budget. A Cook County judge has ruled that Illinois cannot keep paying its state employees their full salaries without a budget in place, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

07/07/2015

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 Seeks Court Guidance On Illinois Bills

Attorney General Lisa Madigan has asked a judge to clarify what state government is obligated to pay even though lawmakers and the governor have not approved a budget for the fiscal year that began July 1.

07/07/2015

Illinois State Capitol

Attorney General Madigan Asks Judge To OK Payments Without State Budget

Democrat Lisa Madigan announced Thursday that she has been working with Comptroller Leslie Munger to identify essential services that can be funded without appropriation authority from the General Assembly.

07/02/2015

Illinois House chamber in Springfield, Illinois. (Credit: CBS)

State Budget Deadline Looms With No Compromise In Sight

It’s a race against the clock in Springfield, with lawmakers and Gov. Bruce Rauner facing a midnight deadline to reach a deal on the state budget so no state services are interrupted.

06/30/2015

Illinois State Capitol

State Government Shutdown Looms As Budget Deadline Nears

State workers might have to go without paychecks if lawmakers and the governor don’t reach an agreement on the budget in the next couple days. If a budget isn’t approved by the start of the next fiscal year on July 1, the state won’t be able to pay bills, including writing checks to employees.

06/29/2015

Illinois State Capitol

Lawmakers Weighing Additional Protections For Campus Rape Victims

Victims of campus sex assaults in Illinois would have confidential university advisers to help guide them through the legal and medical systems under a legislative proposal that has passed the state House.

04/27/2015

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Authorities Shut Down Debt-Scam ‘Boiler Room’

Typically, it’s difficult for authorities to catch operators of scams like this because they usually operate in foreign countries. In this case, they were operating in Aurora. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.

04/10/2015

Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, St. Clair County State's Attorney Brendan Kelly, and Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault director Polly Poskin announce a new joint working group seeking to improve prosecution rates of sexual assault cases throughout Illinois. (Source: Illinois Attorney General's Office)

Prosecutors, Police, Advocates Team Up To Focus On Rape Cases

“One of the priorities of this new working group will be to address the challenges that discourage our victims from reporting sexual assault,” said Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez.

03/31/2015

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Officials: Slow Justice At Fault In Chicago Man’s Long Con

The Illinois Attorney General’s office sued the owner of a remodeling company almost 30 years ago, accusing him of taking money from property owners for work that was either shoddy or never done. Without admitting wrongdoing, Mark Diamond agreed to change his ways, but authorities say he merely changed up his scheme.

03/30/2015

Natural Gas Flame

Whistleblowers Prompt Investigation Into Peoples Gas Program

The Illinois Commerce Commission on Wednesday announced an investigation into Peoples Gas’ controversial and pricey gas-main replacement program in Chicago after allegations by two whistleblowers.

03/12/2015

Illinois State Capitol

Union ‘Fair Share’ Dues Issue Evolving Into Lisa Madigan Vs. Gov. Rauner Legal Battle

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan moved Monday to dismiss a federal lawsuit Gov. Bruce Rauner authorized that challenges “fair share” fees collected by labor unions in the state.

03/10/2015

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Supreme Court Fight Over Health Law Affects Illinois

The U.S. Supreme Court hears a case next week that challenges health insurance subsidies that make coverage more affordable for more than a quarter-million Illinois residents.

02/24/2015

Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan announces Illinois will get $52.5-million from a Justice Department settlement with Standard and Poors. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Illinois To Receive Nearly $53M Share Of S&P settlement

Illinois will receive a $52.5 million share of a multi-state settlement with Standard & Poor’s over allegations that the credit ratings agency knowingly inflated ratings of risky mortgage investments that sparked the financial crisis of 2008, Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced Tuesday.

02/03/2015

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AG Madigan Weighs In On Topinka Vacancy

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan urged lawmakers Monday to let voters choose a replacement for the late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka in 2016 after outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn and Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner make separate appointments to fill the job in the interim.

12/15/2014

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

Illinois Supreme Court Allows Speedy Pension Appeal

The case involves the pension fix lawmakers and Gov. Pat Quinn adopted last year. The law cut retirement benefits and made other changes to help fill a $111 billion deficit in five state pensions systems caused by years of state underfunding.

12/11/2014

Some of the toys and games on Illinois PIRG's "Trouble In Toyland" list of potentially dangerous products for children. (Credit: CBS)

Consumer Safety Group Compiles Annual Dangerous Toys List

Child safety advocates said they’ve seen progress in recent years, but there’s still “Trouble in Toyland” this holiday season.

12/03/2014

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.

11/24/2014

Former Mayor Jane Byrne's casket is carried into St. Vincent de Paul Parish for her funeral. The city's first and only female mayor, Byrne died on Nov. 14, 2014, at the age of 81. (Credit: CBS)

Final Farewell To A Feisty Barrier Breaker, Mayor Jane Byrne

Chicago was paying a last tribute Monday to its first and only female mayor, as funeral services were held for Jane Byrne at the church where her mother attended grammar school, and her grandparents were early members.

11/17/2014

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