Attorney General Lisa Madigan

Illinois  attorney general candidates vying for the Democratic nomination are scheduled to participate in one of their first candidate forums ahead of the March primary. 

State attorneys general, including in Illinois, are threatening lawsuits against the federal government's repeal of "net neutrality" rules.

More than a dozen groups and lawmakers who oppose abortion have filed a lawsuit challenging a new law providing taxpayer-funded abortions.

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has subpoenaed Massage Envy spas following a report that more than 180 people across the nation have filed sexual assault lawsuits and other sexual misconduct complaints against the company.

Cook County's Democratic Party has endorsed state Sen. Kwame Raoul for attorney general over former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and several other candidates who urged party leaders not to pick a favorite.

A suburban Chicago mayor is the latest Democrat to announce a 2018 bid for Illinois attorney general.

Jesse Ruiz Enters the Fold for Attorney General

Oct 18, 2017

Chicago Park District President Jesse Ruiz announced he’s running for Illinois Attorney General Wednesday.

The former head of Chicago's police oversight agency plans to run for state attorney general.

Another new lawsuit wants to ensure issues related to people with disabilities are addressed in any plan to reform Chicago police.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is seeking to overhaul regulations on the last of the state's coal-fired power plants.

State Rep. Scott Drury says he's dropping out of the race for Illinois governor to run for attorney general.

A federal judge has ruled an Illinois law requiring hospital and medical clinic professionals to tell pregnant women about all their available options, including abortion, can't be enforced.

Illinois will receive over $1.2 million from an $18.5 million multi-state settlement with Target Corp. to resolve a probe into the discounter's pre-Christmas data breach in 2013.  Target's breach, which occurred between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15 of 2013, affected more than 41 million customer payment card accounts and exposed contact information for more than 60 million customers. 

Flickr Creative Commons/Kiran Foster

Illinois is set to eliminate the statute of limitations in child sex abuse cases through legislation passed with support from a victim of imprisoned former U.S. Rep. Dennis Hastert.  The Illinois House unanimously approved the measure on Thursday, sending it to a supportive Gov. Bruce Rauner.   Attorney General Lisa Madigan says Hastert's case provided a prime example of why the law should be changed. 

Attorney General Lisa Madigan is pushing legislation aimed at protecting Illinois students who take out college loans.  The plan would establish a "student loan bill of rights" outlining information companies have to provide, including all repayment options. 

A wireless phone company must give refunds to customers who were still owed wireless services when it went out of business.  In a news release, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says her office has reached a settlement with PlatunumTel Communications. 

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration contends Attorney General Lisa Madigan's attempt to stop state employee paychecks amid the budget crisis is ill-timed and ill-conceived.  The Republican governor's lawyers filed a brief with an appellate court arguing that Democrat Madigan should have acted sooner.

The Illinois Supreme Court won't immediately consider Attorney General Lisa Madigan's appeal of a circuit court ruling that state workers must be paid during the state budget impasse.  Justices denied Madigan's request to bypass the appellate court and take the matter directly to the Supreme Court.

Attorney General Lisa Madigan is taking her case over state employee pay to the Illinois Supreme Court.

Madigan is asking the justices to review a lower court order that’s kept state workers getting paid during the 20-month budget stalemate.

She says the order has enabled Gov. Bruce Rauner and the General Assembly to shirk their constitutional  obligation, avoiding tough decisions about state spending.

Illinois' attorney general says she will appeal a judge ruling denying her request to stop paying state workers unless lawmakers resolve an ongoing budget impasse.  Attorney General Lisa Madigan says the Illinois Constitution requires an enacted appropriation for state spending.

A St. Clair County judge has denied Attorney General Lisa Madigan's motion to halt state employee pay in the absence of a complete state budget. Illinois has gone nearly 20 months without the governor and General Assembly coming together to create a full, balanced spending plan. It means state employees will continue to be paid as legislators and the governor continue their fight over how to pay for Illinois government.

Legislation to keep Illinois government functioning without a full budget stalled today in Springfield. Democrats and Republicans have dueling proposals to keep paychecks flowing to state employees.  The Democratic plan would pay state workers through the end of the budget year, June 30th.  The Republicans responded with a plan to pay state workers forever, even if Illinois never adopts a full budget.

A group of Republican lawmakers want to set up automatic payments to state workers. It would ensure Illinois’ employees get paid regardless of whether there’s a budget. 

Illinois' Lisa Madigan is among more than a dozen attorneys general who are speaking out against Republican President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration.  Madigan and the others issued a statement condemning the Friday order, which restricts refugees and immigration. 

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is asking a judge to tell state employees: No budget, no paycheck.

U of I Reviewing State Paycheck Halt

Jan 27, 2017

A court filing by Illinois’ Attorney General seeks to halt state worker paychecks by the end of February, and not let them resume until there’s agreement on a state budget. But it’s not yet clear if Thursday’s action would extend to University of Illinois employees.  

CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office is suing the nation's largest student loan company, alleging unfair and deceptive practices with lending and debt collection.

Illinois elementary schools and daycares would have to test drinking water for lead and notify parents of the results under newly-filed legislation.  The proposal applies to all public and private schools built before 2000 with students through grade 5. 

Rockford police seized $8.6 million in cocaine, methamphetamine, and fentanyl in a raid last month in southeast Rockford, officials announced Thursday.

Officers found the drugs after raiding 629 16th Avenue on Nov. 22, where they arrested 58-year-old Luis Ruiz, according to the Rockford Register Star. He's been charged with delivery of a controlled substance and three counts of possession with intent to deliver.   

The attorney general for Illinois is calling on state lawmakers to pass legislation removing statutes of limitations for child sex abuse crimes in response to the case against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert.

Pages