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IL Attorney General's Office seeks to withdraw motion to vacate order finding conflict of interest in Madison County raid case

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 1, 2018

After filing a motion to vacate an order finding that a conflict of interest exists in regards to a raid at the Madison County administration building six months ago, the Office of the Illinois Attorney General now seeks to withdraw its petition.

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

IL Bar Assn: State overreach threatens ability of property tax lawyers to work; State: Lawyers can't be appraisers

By Jonathan Bilyk | May 31, 2018

A Cook County judge could soon weigh in on a legal fight between Illinois’ largest association of lawyers and a state regulatory agency, over the question of whether that state agency has the authority to effectively bar Illinois property tax lawyers from offering estimates of a property’s value when representing property owners before a state or county property tax appeal board.

FOIA requester wants state AG to subpoena documents from Madison County SA involving sexual harassment allegations

By Ann Maher | May 22, 2018

A former employee of the Madison County State's Attorney's office wants the state attorney general to subpoena internal documents the office refuses to turn over involving sexual harassment allegations against former chief investigator Kevin Hendricks, whose position was eliminated March 1.

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.

The most misleading myths in Illinois politics

By Austin Berg, Illinois News Network | Feb 20, 2018

It’s no secret there’s a lot wrong with Illinois. Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, Feb. 12, is an annual reminder of how far the state has drifted away from the virtues of its most illustrious lawmaker.

Man suing Madigan asks court to order release of inspector general's 2014 report detailing Speaker's clout

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jan 29, 2018

A former candidate who is suing Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan and some of his supporters for allegedly using political tricks to sabotage his campaign, is now locked in a fight in Chicago federal court to secure the release of a 2014 inspector general’s report his lawyer says is needed to shed light on how the longest serving state house speaker in U.S. history and his political organization work, to help substantiate the candidate’s claims.

Emails that Gibbons sought to suppress promised free beer for '12 Haine fund-raiser

By Record News | Jan 16, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – Chief Illinois appellate prosecutor Patrick Delfino sponsored an event with free beer for State Sen. Bill Haine in 2012, according to electronic mail that Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons tried for months to suppress.

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.

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

By John Breslin | Sep 26, 2017

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

By The Madison County Record | Sep 20, 2017

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

By Ann Maher | Sep 15, 2017

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

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.

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