Lisa Madigan

Elections
4:55 am
Mon July 22, 2013

Lisa Madigan's Ripple Effect

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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

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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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Government
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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Courts
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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Envrironment
7:37 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Court Orders Relief In Marengo Tainted Private Wells

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan
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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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Government
6:47 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Lisa Madigan calls same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan
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Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says the state's current prohibition against same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

The Democrat is throwing her weight behind a pair of lawsuits in Cook County court that are challenging the state's marriage laws. She says she personally supports gay marriage.

I don't believe that the current law that prohibits gays and lesbians from being able to marry in the state of Illinois - uh, meets - uh, equal protection," she said.

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