Il Attorney General Lisa Madigan

Attorney General Lisa Madigan is arguing that a landmark Illinois pension overhaul should be upheld because the state has "police powers" that allow it to change a contract in extraordinary circumstances.

Disgraced former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge gets to keep his police pension. That’s thanks to an Illinois Supreme Court decision that came down Thursday. 

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's decision to run for re-election will have its biggest effect on the democratic primary for governor. But as IPR'S Brian Mackey reports, 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.