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

John Breslin Nov. 14, 2017, 5:15pm

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

The Madison County Record Oct. 24, 2017, 7:45am

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

Illinois attorney general taking increasing consumer-activism role

Jon Campisi Sep. 14, 2017, 12:27pm

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

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 2, 2017, 10:45am

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

Glenn Minnis Aug. 1, 2017, 2:58pm

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

Ann Maher Apr. 11, 2017, 1:56pm

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

Dawn Geske Nov. 18, 2016, 12:29pm

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

Is Lisa Madigan abusing her position to protect dad's supermajority?

The Madison County Record Nov. 7, 2016, 10:18am

It's nice to have a family member in the business.

Conservative group alleges AG Madigan harassment

Karen Kidd Nov. 4, 2016, 9:42am

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

Mike Helenthal Sep. 16, 2016, 6:08am

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

Mark Powell Jun. 15, 2016, 9:35am

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

The Madison County Record Nov. 19, 2015, 2:44pm

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

Ann Maher Nov. 17, 2015, 7:08am

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?

Mark Fitton Oct. 19, 2015, 8:33am

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

The Madison County Record Sep. 25, 2015, 3:25pm

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.