Illinois Attorney General http://northernpublicradio.org en Scammers Glom Onto ACA http://northernpublicradio.org/post/scammers-glom-aca <p></p><p>Illinois officials say full implementation of the Affordable Care Act is attracting potential scams. Thu, 24 Oct 2013 11:03:43 +0000 Mike Moen 38051 at http://northernpublicradio.org Scammers Glom Onto ACA Lisa Madigan Will Not Run For Governor http://northernpublicradio.org/post/lisa-madigan-will-not-run-governor <p>Lisa Madigan will NOT run for Illinois governor next year. The state’s Attorney General announced today she has been considering a run for governor for months, but decided to stick with her current job.</p><p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 22:26:39 +0000 Susan Stephens & Amanda Vinicky 33019 at http://northernpublicradio.org Lisa Madigan Will Not Run For Governor 'Debt resolution' firm agrees to $2.1 million restitution http://northernpublicradio.org/post/debt-resolution-firm-agrees-21-million-restitution <p><a href="http://www.legalhelpersdr.com/">Legal Helpers Debt Resolution LLC</a> will provide $2.1 million in restitution for Illinois residents who paid for debt settlement services but failed to receive meaningful debt reduction under a settlement with <a href="http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/consumers/index.html">Illinois Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan</a> and the <a href="http://www.idfpr.com/">Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.</a></p><p>The Chicago-based law firm, which operates nationwide, allegedly charged consumers upfront fees to provide debt settlement services with promises to make them debt free.</p><p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 17:28:43 +0000 WNIJ 14640 at http://northernpublicradio.org 'Debt resolution' firm agrees to $2.1 million restitution Rockford official keeps two elected seats while awaiting law change http://northernpublicradio.org/post/rockford-official-keeps-two-elected-seats-while-awaiting-law-change <p><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">The Illinois Attorney General&#39;s office says an elected official in northern Illinois has to decide between two jobs. &nbsp;But Ted Biondo&nbsp;won&#39;t give up any elected seat while state lawmakers consider changing a law that would make it legal for him to hold two offices.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 21:39:36 +0000 Mike Moen 9923 at http://northernpublicradio.org