Lisa Madigan http://peoriapublicradio.org en Schimpf discusses why he wants Attorney General job http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/schimpf-discusses-why-he-wants-attorney-general-job <div>Attorney General Lisa Madigan has been a formidable opponent in her last two re-election campaigns. The Chicago Democrat beat each of her last two opponents by more than a million votes, and she has one of the wealthiest campaign funds in the state.</div><div> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 18:02:36 +0000 Brian Mackey 12122 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Schimpf discusses why he wants Attorney General job More announcements expected in the race for Illinois Gov. http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/more-announcements-expected-race-illinois-gov <p></p><div>Last week, Congressman Aaron Schock announced that he will seek re-election rather than run for Governor. Expect more announcements in coming months. But first, incumbent officials have to make their decisions. IPR’s Amanda Vinicky reports.</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Plenty of posturing and fundraising has gone on as candidates interested in being the states' chief executive look ahead to the 2014 elections. But it's like dominos. A lot of politicians' decisions are based on someone else's.</span></div><div> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 12:25:30 +0000 Denise Molina 4755 at http://peoriapublicradio.org More announcements expected in the race for Illinois Gov. Attorney General staying mum on whether she'll run for governor http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/attorney-general-staying-mum-whether-shell-run-governor <p></p><div>Attorney General Lisa Madigan is maintaining her silence about whether she'll run for governor of Illinois next year. Governor Pat Quinn plans to run for re-election, though last week a New York Times story reported he's the second-least popular governor in the country. Madigan refused to comment on Quinn in an exchange with reporters.</div><div> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 12:03:44 +0000 Denise Molina 4060 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Attorney General staying mum on whether she'll run for governor