Lisa Madigan

Office of the Illinois Attorney General

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."  

Illinois Fraternal Order of Police

The Illinois Attorney General ruled earlier this month that private e-mail from Chicago police about the shooting of Laquan McDonald must be released. The president of a police organization says it brings more questions than answers about officer privacy.

Lisa Madigan said Chicago police officers must release private e-mails as requested by a CNN reporter back in January regarding the shooting death of Laquan McDonald. Chris Southwood, president of the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police, says he sees no good coming from Madigan’s opinion from a right-to-privacy standpoint.

Illinois AG Dispute With Jimmy John's Continues

Jun 10, 2016
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Jimmy John's -- the chain sandwich company based in Illinois -- says it's fixed the problem with stores using non-compete agreements for employees.

But the Illinois Attorney General's office says franchise locations are still using them.

Under the agreements, employees couldn't work for another sub shop while working at Jimmy John's or for two years afterwards.

AG spokeswoman Eileen Boyce says stores are still asking employees to sign the agreements.

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Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is suing the Jimmy John's sandwich chain accusing it of improperly forcing low-level employees to sign agreements preventing them from seeking jobs with competitors.

Madigan announced the lawsuit against Champaign-based Jimmy John's in a news release Wednesday. She called the non-compete agreements unfair.

  Legislation introduced in Springfield would remove Illinois’ Statute of Limitations for prosecuting child sex offenders. 

Attorney General Lisa Madigan called for the measure last week when former US House Speaker Dennis Hastert admitted to sexually abusing teens.  Illinois no longer has a statute of limitations for child sex abuse cases when corroborating physical evidence exists, or when someone legally required to report the crime fails to do so. Thus the new proposal only affects the 20-year cutoff in cases where these circumstances don't apply.