Lisa Madigan

Illinois AG Releases Her Annual 'Safe Shopping Guide'

Nov 23, 2016

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled 84 children’s items this year.

The Safe Shopping Guide details “dangerous” products like infant carriers at risk of detaching and jewelry kits that violate lead standards.

Attorney General Lisa Madigan says more safety hazards are popping up as technology continues to evolve.

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. 

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.