Lisa Madigan

5:40 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Madigan Works To Accelerate Pension Law Review

Credit state of Illinois

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan wants to speed up a state Supreme Court review of a pension law.  But public employees are hoping to slow down that process.   

Last month,  a Sangamon County judge overturned the law that would reduce pension benefits.  The plan is estimated to save one billion dollars the first year. 

The judge found the law violates the state constitution's protection for public pensions.

Money is behind the arguments on both sides.  The state won't be able to pocket savings if the case remains tied up in the judiciary. 

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Election 2014
6:26 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Illinois Attorney General Candidate Criticizes Lisa Madigan On Corruption Prevention

Credit Office of the Illinois Attorney General

The Republican challenging Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says she's not doing enough to fight corruption.

Paul Schimpf is running on this campaign slogan: "Trust a Retired Marine, Not the Madigan Machine!" A reference not only to Attorney General Lisa Madigan, but also to her father -- House Speaker and head of the state Democratic Party, Michael Madigan.

Schimpf says both are part of a political class that has proven it can't police itself.

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6:21 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Proposal Would Allow Recording Devices In Nursing Homes

Credit Office of the Illinois Attorney General

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is supporting a proposal to allow audio and visual monitoring in nursing homes.

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Consumer Complaints
5:40 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Illinois AG Sues Over Alleged Student Loan Debt Scams

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan

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

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4:55 am
Mon July 22, 2013

Lisa Madigan's Ripple Effect


Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's decision to run for re-election will have its biggest effect on the democratic primary for governor. It could also lead to a change in leadership among Republicans in the Illinois House.

State Rep. Tom Cross, a Republican from Oswego who's been House Minority Leader since 2002, says "many" people approached him to consider running for AG when it was thought Madigan was likely to run for governor.

That, in turn, prompted more than a few lawmakers to begin measuring for drapes in the minority leader's office.

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Attorney General cites father in decision
5:26 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Lisa Madigan Will Not Run For Governor


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.

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6:26 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Legal Questions Raised After Quinn's Budget Veto

Legal questions surround Governor Pat Quinn's move to suspend pay for Illinois lawmakers. On Wednesday, he vetoed that portion of the state budget.

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12:41 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

State Gets Another Concealed-Carry Extension

Illinois now has until July 22nd to enact a concealed-carry law. That's after the U.S. Supreme Court granted a request by the state Attorney General to push back the deadline.

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7:37 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Court Orders Relief In Marengo Tainted Private Wells

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan

A company that operates a plant in northern Illinois is being ordered to provide safe drinking water to residents in the Margengo-area.

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Madigan Requests Review
5:49 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Illinois Attorney General Moves To Salvage Concealed Carry Ban

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan wants the state’s ban on concealed carry to be upheld. She is asking all ten judges on the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to review a lawsuit challenging the ban.

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