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AG Madigan likely heading for private practice, views differ on legacy

John Breslin Sep. 26, 2017, 1:30pm

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan will likely go into private law practice after announcing she is not running again for the post, according to political analysts in the state.

Daddy's little girl won't be there to look out for his interests

The Madison County Record Sep. 20, 2017, 7:03am

We took note, two years ago, when State Attorney General Lisa Madigan crossed one of those proverbial lines in the sand: She went to court to try to prevent state workers from receiving their paychecks during an expected government shutdown.

Lisa Madigan won't seek re-election next year

Ann Maher Sep. 15, 2017, 1:17pm

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced on Twitter today that after serving 14 years, she will not seek re-election next year.

Madigan petitions Supreme Court for direct appeal of LeChien's order preserving worker pay

The Madison County Record Mar. 20, 2017, 1:45pm

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has asked the Supreme Court for direct appeal of a St. Clair County order preserving a normal payroll for state employees in the absence of appropriations.

Supreme Court consolidates budget impasse and labor contract appeals at Fourth District

Ann Maher Feb. 6, 2017, 3:52pm

The Illinois Supreme Court has consolidated appeals to the Fourth District Appellate Court involving Gov. Bruce Rauner’s declaration that negotiations with a state labor union have reached impasse and that workers' contracts have expired.

Lisa Madigan still trying to stiff state workers

The Madison County Record Jan. 31, 2017, 6:50am

“Why has she stood silently by each year in office as [the] General Assembly passed unconstitutional budgets for 12 years?” That's the question Illinois State Representative Grant Wehrli tweeted last Saturday in response to AG Lisa Madigan's filing of a motion in St. Clair County Circuit Court two days earlier to strip state workers of their pay pending resolution of a contract dispute.

Madigan's move to force budget resolution digs at LeChien for undermining legislative process

The Madison County Record Jan. 30, 2017, 4:28pm

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan pleads that St. Clair County Circuit Judge Robert LeChien undermined the Illinois Constitution when he ordered the comptroller to continue paying state employees at normal rates.

McCarter, plaintiffs eye appeal in lawsuit over state campaign contributions

Taryn Phaneuf Sep. 16, 2016, 6:36am

CHICAGO – A donor, a state senator and a political action committee are challenging an Illinois law that places a cap on individual and group contributions to candidates for state office but exempts state political parties and legislative leaders.

LeChien: State must pay insurance contributions; Criticizes Springfield’s 'fiddle while burning posture'

Mark Fitton Dec. 1, 2015, 7:04am

SPRINGFIELD — St. Clair County Circuit Judge Robert LeChien has ordered the state to pay its health insurance contributions for home health care workers. The request for that order was filed earlier in November by the union that represents the workers, SEIU Healthcare Illinois and Indiana.