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  • Attorney general denies conflict in anti-violence probe Sep 8, 2014 8:26 PM
    Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Monday defended her right to give legal advice to state lawmakers conducting a probe into a troubled Chicago anti-violence program that was overseen by Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration.

  • Lisa Madigan warns of consumer scams in the suburbs May 20, 2014 4:15 PM
    Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan came to the suburbs Tuesday to bring attention to common financial scams targeting consumers throughout the state. “There are many people we can help. There are many other people we cannot,” Madigan said during an appearance in Des Plaines. “We prefer to prevent consumer fraud from happening in the first place.”

  • RTA may spend $5 million on transit ads, denies cronyism May 19, 2014 7:59 PM
    The RTA is poised to vote on a $5 million marketing campaign with the ad firm that handled Attorney General Lisa Madigan's last election campaign and is a contributor. Is there a conflict of interest given that Madigan's brother-in-law is No. 2 at the RTA? The $5 million is intended to target ocasional riders, reverse commuters and older adults.

  • Paul Schimpf: Candidate Profile Feb 14, 2014 10:40 PM
    Candidate information for Paul Schimpf, running for Attorney general

  • Lisa Madigan: Candidate Profile Feb 14, 2014 10:40 PM
    Candidate information for Lisa Madigan, running for Attorney general

  • Focus of 2014 Illinois campaign shifts to Republicans Sep 24, 2013 7:20 AM
    The drama in the 2014 campaign for Illinois' statewide offices shifted substantially after the withdrawal of former White House chief of staff Bill Daley from the Democratic primary for governor. The focus on the state's top job now switches to the Republican side, where a four-way primary again threatens to split the GOP's main voting blocs.

  • Lisa Madigan decision to seek re-election roils Democrats Jul 16, 2013 7:33 AM
    The decision by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan to seek re-election may have put a cramp into the plans of at least two Democratic politicians — state Sen. Kwame Raoul and Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon. Raoul has made clear he would make a bid for the attorney general’s office if Madigan ran for governor. Simon has long made it known her political future won’t include re-election next year.

  • Lake County sheriff to seek reelection to another term, not a run for attorney general Feb 13, 2013 4:59 PM
    Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran says he's changed his mind about seeking statewide office and wants to return for a third term in his current job. Curran, a Republican, announced Wednesday he'll seek re-election in 2014 and not run for attorney general. “I have great clarity,” Curran said of his decision. “I have great peace.”

  • Lake County Sheriff Curran planning attorney general run Dec 12, 2012 5:17 AM
    Citing a statewide need to better combat crime and corruption, Republican Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran says he's seriously considering making a bid for attorney general. And, he said, he would do so regardless of whether current Democratic Attorney General Lisa Madigan — who is rumored to be weighing a run for governor but has not yet announced her intentions — seeks re-election. "I intend to run against her."

  • Homeowner mortgage help topic of Schaumburg forum Aug 7, 2012 5:00 PM
    The Illinois Attorney General's Office is hosting a "Help for Homeowners: Mortgage Resources" event at Community Recreation Center, located at 505 N. Springinsguth Road in Schaumburg from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 11.

  • McHenry board to get refresher on Open Meetings Act Jul 15, 2011 5:08 PM
    At Tuesday's committee of the whole meeting, members of the McHenry County Board will be given a refresher course on the Open Meetings Act. Some board members had issues with some board members meeting to discuss and draft new versions of the redistricting map.

  • Topinka, Madigan, White all winners in state races Nov 3, 2010 12:06 AM
    Republicans were poised to take over two state offices on Tuesday, possibly clearing the way for a merger of the positions. Judy Baar Topinka overcome a slow start on Tuesday to win the race for Illinois comptroller.

  • AG election results in lawsuit Oct 29, 2010 5:59 PM
    The Libertarian candidate in a four-way contest for Illinois attorney general sued incumbent Lisa Madigan Friday in connection with a Freedom of Information Act request. Libertarian Bill Malan, of Chicago, an attorney, claims Madigan is withholding documents related to her Operation Guardian program. Operation Guardian involves background checks into criminal histories of nursing home employees. In a September news release, Madigan announced findings that more than 100 Illinois nursing home employees and residents had outstanding warrants. Malan characterized the probe as campaigning at public expense and accused the attorney general's office of refusing to disclose documents about the investigation that would put it in a negative light. Madigan spokeswoman Robyn Ziegler called the lawsuit premature. The attorney general's office had sought to exempt some documents from disclosure and that request was being reviewed by the agency's public access counselor when Malan filed suit, she said.

  • AG candidates weigh in on corruption busting Oct 27, 2010 9:26 AM
    All four candidates running for Illinois attorney general promise to fight corruption while some are taking pot shots at the incumbent for her track record on that issue.

  • Attorney general hopefuls speak out Oct 23, 2010 9:17 PM
    Attorney General Lisa Madigan promised that going after child predators would continue to be a top priority if re-elected, while her GOP opponent suggests electronic monitoring as a way of preventing sex crimes against minors.

  • Attorney general: Madigan Oct 18, 2010 3:13 PM
    Since 2003, Democrat Lisa Madigan has been one of the state’s most active and productive attorneys general. Describing the purpose of her job as “to solve problems, she has aggressively pursued child molesters, abusers of the elderly, scam artists and unethical businesses.

  • Red-light camera fight distinguishes AG candidates Oct 23, 2010 10:19 PM
    Red-light cameras are a topic that divide lawmakers, drivers and police, so not surprisingly the candidates for the state's top attorney disagree on the issue. Incumbent Attorney General Lisa Madigan, a Chicago Democrat, faces challengers Republican Steve Kim of Northbrook, Green Party candidate David Black of Belvidere and Chicago Libertarian Bill Malan in the Nov. 2 election.

  • Corruption, spending and gay rights among AG issues Feb 8, 2011 11:52 AM
    They're all attorneys but that's where the similarities end for the four candidates seeking to be the state's top lawyer.

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