ALTON – Kevin Hendricks, who resigned as chief investigator for State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons after employees alleged sexual harassment and retaliation, has applied for a job as an Alton police officer.
Illinois Attorney General News
State lawsuit over Sterigenics emissions cites state permit as evidence of 'hazard'; Undercuts permit process?
The Illinois Attorney General's Office and DuPage County State's Attorney have partnered to sue Sterigenics over its alleged emissions of ethylene oxide. However, the state lawsuit has come despite no contention from anyone that Sterigenics violated the terms of its permit, issued by the state. Some worry about the message such a 'bizarre' course of action by the state may send to its businesses, many of whom have similar permits of their own.
Karmeier OKs order to seal documents
SPRINGFIELD – Attorney General Lisa Madigan expects Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons to explain why he denied access to records of a harassment allegation after she found legitimate public interest in it.
IL Attorney General's Office seeks to withdraw motion to vacate order finding conflict of interest in Madison County raid case
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
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
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
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
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.
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).
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
What is it with some politicians and for-profit colleges? They just can't stand them.
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.
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.