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Pols Get Early Jump On 2014 Campaign At July 4th Celebrations

There was more to this 4th of July than celebrating the country’s independence. For candidates looking ahead to the governor’s race next year, it also was a chance to get out and meet voters.

07/04/2013

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Axelrod: Lisa Madigan’s Dad A ‘Genuine Problem’ If She Runs For Governor

David Axelrod, the architect behind President Barack Obama’s political ascent, said if he were advising Lisa Madigan, he would tell her that her father’s position is an “issue” she needs to resolve if she wants to be governor.

06/28/2013

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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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Supreme Court Grants Madigan More Time For Concealed Carry Appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court is granting the Illinois attorney general more time to decide on an appeal over the carrying of concealed weapons.

06/18/2013

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Parents Protest School Budget Cuts, Seek State Audit Of CPS Budget

Claiming the move to close 49 elementary schools won’t save any money, opponents of the Emanuel administration’s plans protested outside CPS headquarters on Monday, asking state leaders to step in.

06/17/2013

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Madigan Seeks Second Extension On Concealed Carry Appeal

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is asking the U.S. Supreme Court for more time to decide whether to appeal a lower court’s order saying citizens should be allowed to publicly carry concealed guns.

06/17/2013

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Supreme Court Gives Madigan More Time For Concealed Carry Appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court is giving Illinois’ attorney general more time to decide whether to appeal a ruling that the state’s ban on the public possession of firearms is unconstitutional.

05/03/2013

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Lt. Governor Simon Calls For Equal Pay For Women At Rally

The Lieutenant Governor of Illinois says there’s been progress for women, but not enough in terms of pay at an equal pay for women rally in downtown Chicago.

04/09/2013

Joy Ehlenfeldt whose parents and five others were killed in the Browns Chicken Massacre speaks against concealed carry. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Gun Control Advocates Call On Madigan To Appeal Concealed Carry

CHICAGO (CBS) — Gun control advocates are spending the day at the Thompson Center, speaking out against changing state law to allow people to carry concealed weapons, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore. “As far […]

04/08/2013

Gun control activists wear NRA pistol targets in a protest demanding Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan take the state's ban on carrying concealed weapons to the U.S. Supreme Court. A federal appeals court struck down the ban last year, and gave lawmakers until June 9 to come up with a new concealed carry law. (Credit: CBS)

Protesters Urge Madigan To Take Concealed Carry Case To Supreme Court

Activists staged a protest Thursday over Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s decision to wait until the legislature follows a court order and passes a new concealed carry law, rather than appeal the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

CBS Chicago–03/21/2013

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Lisa Madigan Warns Against Tax Scams

Attorney General Lisa Madigan says with tax time rolling around it time to avoid the tax anticipation scam that has you paying the tax prep firm to get money that you’ll get anyway, and maybe just as fast, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

03/05/2013

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Madigan Joins Suit Over S&P Mortgage Bond Ratings

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has joined the federal government and 13 other attorneys general in suing for changes in the way Standard & Poor’s rates mortgage bonds.

WBBM Newsradio–02/05/2013

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Quinn Signs Driver’s License Law For Immigrants

Governor Quinn has signed a new law that allows undocumented immigrants the right to obtain a drivers license.

01/27/2013

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State Accuses Brother Accountants Of Holding Back Gasoline Taxes

Two brothers are accused of trying to bilk the state of millions of dollars in gasoline taxes that consumers paid at the pump.

01/25/2013

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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

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With Inauguration Over, Obama Administration Returns To Work

The focus returned to hot button issues like gun control, for which U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel have been pushing hard. Some Democrats in Congress have been hoping for compromise on at least part of their agenda.

CBS 2–01/22/2013

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Madigan Seeks New Appeals Court Hearing On Concealed Carry

Illinois’ attorney general on Tuesday asked the entire 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review a lawsuit challenging the state’s ban on concealed carry in an effort to salvage the only law in the nation that makes the practice entirely illegal.

01/08/2013

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Candlelight Vigil Held For Victims Of Drunk Driving

There are about 40,000 drunk driving arrests in Illinois each year.

CBS Chicago–12/18/2012

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Madigan Unveils 2012 Safe Shopping Guide For Holidays

As the holidays approach, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has released her annual Safe Shopping Guide.

11/19/2012

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Problem At Polls? Here’s What You Can Do

If voters have problems at the polls today, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says: Call her office.

11/06/2012

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