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A new Illinois law will make it harder for felons to receive a public pension. 

Gov. Pat Quinn signed a law that gives the attorney general more power to stop pensions to convicted felons. Legislators sought the change after former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge was allowed to keep his pension after he lied about torturing suspects.

The Illinois Supreme Court in July upheld a lower court ruling that the attorney general could not challenge a Chicago police pension board decision that allowed Burge to keep his taxpayer-supported pension. 

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is suing two companies for allegedly scamming people with student loan debt.

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Victims of violent crime in Illinois can get up to $27,000 to help them deal with the aftermath. But few know they’re eligible for assistance under the Illinois Crime Victims Compensation Act.

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Attorney General Lisa Madigan has released her annual Safe Shopping Guide outlining recalled products to warn parents about potentially dangerous toys.  The guide features toys and other products that were recalled over the past year– from toys covered in lead paint and dolls that pose a choking hazard to defective high chairs and strollers.