Illinois Attorney General News

ILLINOIS ATTORNEY GENERAL: Attorney General Madigan takes action against fraudulent charities claiming to help veterans

By Press release submission | Jul 21, 2018

Attorney General Lisa Madigan joined with the Federal Trade Commission, attorneys general across the country and other law enforcement and charity regulators to announce “Operation Donate with Honor,” a crackdown against fraudulent charities that scam consumers by falsely promising their donations will help veterans and service members.

Nickel & Dime: eBay, online retailers warn SCOTUS could unleash lawsuit torrent vs sellers over taxes

By Dan Churney | Jun 7, 2018

Nickel & Dime: eBay, online retailers warn SCOTUS ruling could unleash torrent of lawsuits accusing sellers over taxes

Lebanon Council deals with FOIA concerns on personal devices

By Angela Simmons, O'Fallon Weekly | May 16, 2018

Residents of Lebanon may soon need to stick to official channels to speak to their city officials. Alderman Rick Gale mentioned to the council that any communication with residents via the council members’ personal cell phones is subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Illinois Prevailing Wage Act does not apply to state's high-speed rail project, court rules

By Tomas Kassahun | Mar 16, 2018

BENTON – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois granted summary judgment to Professional Transportation Inc. (PTI) in an Illinois Prevailing Wage Act (IPWA) case filed by a former employee.

Hylla named to commission on pretrial reform of criminal justice system

By Ann Maher | Dec 27, 2017

Madison County Chief Judge Dave Hylla is among members of a new commission that will make recommendations on pretrial reform of the state’s criminal justice system.

Crowded field of AG candidates place differing emphasis on priorities for state's top law office

By John Breslin | Nov 14, 2017

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's sudden announcement earlier this year that she will not seek another term has led to an avalanche of candidates announcing intentions to run, at least on the Democratic side.

Lisa Madigan joins the War on Profit

By The Madison County Record | Oct 24, 2017

What is it with some politicians and for-profit colleges? They just can't stand them.

Illinois attorney general taking increasing consumer-activism role

By Jon Campisi | Sep 14, 2017

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has, for much of her career as the state’s top law enforcer, put a strong focus on consumer protection and related activities.

Ruth grants class certification in dispute over FOID card processing fee

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 2, 2017

Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth granted class certification in a suit alleging the state inappropriately charged a $1 processing fee for firearm owner identification cards.

Madison County to host OMA and FOIA seminar

By Glenn Minnis | Aug 1, 2017

A seminar for local and appointed officials, as well as the publlic, on Open Meetings Act and Freedom of Information Act issues will be held at 5 p.m., Aug. 9 in the county board room of the County Administration Building, 157 N. Main St., Edwardsville.

Student loan servicer steering borrowers into costly repayment programs, class action claims; Plaintiff is former local assistant AG

By Ann Maher | Apr 11, 2017

Great Lakes Educational Loan Services has until April 24 to respond to a proposed class action claiming financially stressed borrowers were steered into costly repayment programs instead of more affordable income-driven repayment options.

New rules limit juvenile shackling in court unless judge makes decision after hearing

By Dawn Geske | Nov 18, 2016

The Illinois Supreme Court has adopted new rules regarding the use of restraints on minors in delinquency proceedings.

Conservative group alleges AG Madigan harassment

By Karen Kidd | Nov 4, 2016

ROCK ISLAND – A conservative group accused of voter suppression has countered with its own claims that county Democrats and the state Attorney General's office are suppressing voter turnout and harassing its vote-by-mail program volunteers.

Former Hartford refinery owner to pay $10 million for cleanup

By Mike Helenthal | Sep 16, 2016

The former owner of a Madison County oil refinery will pay $10 million to help the cleanup of the facility it vacated in 1988.

AG Madigan aims to take bite out of Jimmy John's non-compete clause

By Mark Powell | Jun 15, 2016

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has taken aim at another labor dispute, this time against Jimmy John’s over its non-compete agreements.

DHS worker from Highland charged with theft, official misconduct

By The Madison County Record | Nov 19, 2015

Illinois Department of Human Services caseworker Amy Mueller, 40, of Highland, has been charged for allegedly misappropriating more than $160,000 in assistance for needy families. Mueller was arraigned earlier today on charges brought by Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office in Madison County Criminal Court.

AG Madigan sued over refusal to fight work comp claims brought by 'personal assistants'; CMS director says millions have been improperly paid

By Ann Maher | Nov 17, 2015

Over the past five years, more than 200 personal assistants have received $5.8 million in workers' compensation benefits, according to a spokesperson with the Central Management Services, which averages $29,000 per claim,

Rauner, L. Madigan lawyers duel in letters; At issue: Can Rauner file ‘friend of the court’ brief?

By Mark Fitton | Oct 19, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — Top lawyers for Illinois’ Republican governor and Democratic attorney general are in a dustup over the governor’s office filing a “friend of the court” brief with the U.S.

After losing override battle in Springfield, state workers seek arbitration from Judge LeChien

By The Madison County Record | Sep 25, 2015

State employees who failed to succeed with legislation placing their contract negotiations in the hands of an arbitrator now aim to achieve that objective in St. Clair County. On Sept. 17, they asked Circuit Judge Robert LeChien to maintain the status quo in litigation pending arbitration of the state’s authority to lay off employees.

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