Illinois Attorney General

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is suing Volkswagen over the environmental effects of its emissions scandal.

She accuses the German automaker of tampering with emission controls in more than 19,000 Audis and Porsches in violation of state environmental laws.

 Madigan was among 43 state attorneys general who  reached a $275 million settlement with Volkswagen earlier this year.  The company was accused of selling and leasing diesel vehicles with illegal software that concealed their true pollution levels. 

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The Illinois Attorney General’s office recently released a guide outlining the rights of Illinois veterans and current members of the military.  Attorney General Lisa Madigan says it details a variety of provisions designed to assist them.  

"There's some different issues about their credit and what happens when someone's a victim of identity theft," she says.  "There are a lot of rights and benefits that service members and veterans have.  It's hard to figure them out.  That's why we tried to put them in one place."  

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Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan released her office's list of the top ten consumer complaints of 2015 on Monday.  Madigan's office says that, for the first time, the annual list includes "education-related complaints" made by student borrowers dealing with problems related to student loans, loan servicers and for-profit schools. Such complaints ranked seventh on the list.  

DraftKings

Fantasy sports sites are in favor of an Illinois House plan to regulate contested online sports betting.

Boston-based DraftKings and New York-based FanDuel are expected to announce their support of a proposal sponsored by Democratic Rep. Mike Zalewski at the Capitol today.

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan issued an opinion in December saying the sites were illegal. The companies argued the opinion could destroy a “legitimate industry'' allowed by state law.

New York and Texas have also issued opinions challenging the legality of the industry.

VietNow

The Illinois attorney general is suing a Chicago-area professional fundraiser and for-profit telemarketer, alleging it misled the public in its work for Rockford-based veterans’ charity VietNow National Headquarters.

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