Lisa Madigan

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.

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The Illinois attorney general is warning residents to avoid tax refund anticipation loans.

    

Such loans involve a tax preparer lending you the amount of the tax refund that you expect, minus interest and fees. 

Attorney General Lisa Madigan says it may be tempting to get a return back quickly, but taxpayers should steer clear.

"Really, what those products are – are simply very expensive, very short term loans taken out against your tax refund,” Madigan said.

The Illinois attorney general has ruled that Governor Bruce Rauner's office has withheld too much information on his daily appointment calendars from taxpayers.

The state's public access counselor issued an opinion in response to an appeal under the Freedom of Information Act by The Associated Press.

Public access attorney Joshua Jones says the AP correctly argues that Rauner's staff improperly used exemptions under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act to keep his whereabouts and activities secret.

DraftKings

A lawsuit that could determine the fate of fantasy sports betting in Illinois could go to trial next summer.

Boston-based DraftKings and the Illinois Attorney General agreed to an expedited schedule and a bench trial in a lawsuit that could determine the fate of daily fantasy sports betting in the state.

An order filed in Cook County Circuit Court shows Lisa Madigan agreed to respond to DraftKings' complaint by January 22nd. A trial could begin by June.

DraftKings' attorney said in a statement the company and its legal team “are confident” they will win their case.

Madigan Calls For Investigation Of Chicago Police

Dec 2, 2015

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is asking the federal government to investigate the Chicago Police Department -- including how officers use deadly force.

Madigan says there’s been a pattern of allegations of Chicago police misconduct, besides the killing of Laquan McDonald.

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