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Lisa Madigan

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  • Madigan, Cullerton sue Quinn over blocked lawmaker paychecks

    Madigan, Cullerton sue Quinn over blocked lawmaker paychecks
    The state's Democratic dysfunction spilled into the courts Tuesday as Illinois' two top legislative leaders filed a lawsuit challenging Gov. Pat Quinn's decision to withhold lawmakers' paychecks until they send him a measure to overhaul the highly...
  • Speaker Madigan gets poor marks from many voters

    Longtime House Speaker Michael Madigan is arguably Illinois' most dominant Democrat, but a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll finds many voters weary of the power and influence he had wielded for nearly three decades in the office. Only 16 percent hold a...
  • Rep. Aaron Schock flexes political muscles on potential GOP governor foes

    Rep. Aaron Schock flexes political muscles on potential GOP governor foes
    U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, who’s mulling a 2014 Republican bid for governor, chastised a pair of potential rivals Thursday, saying state Sens. Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard have “proven nothing more than they can lose an election.” “...
  • Pilsen plant agrees to curb lead emissions

    Pilsen plant agrees to curb lead emissions
    Nearly a decade after neighbors first drew attention to lead pollution from a Pilsen smelting plant, the owners agreed Thursday to spend $3 million on new equipment to curb emissions of the brain-damaging metal. In a legal settlement announced Thursday...
  • Quinn to Lisa Madigan: Appeal conceal carry gun ruling to U.S. Supreme Court

    Quinn to Lisa Madigan: Appeal conceal carry gun ruling to U.S. Supreme Court
    SPRINGFIELD --- Gov. Pat Quinn today called on Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court a court order that requires Illinois to approve legislation this spring that would let citizens carry guns in public. The governor's move ramps up...
  • Former state lawmaker's aide indicted in AIDS grant fraud case

    Former state lawmaker's aide indicted in AIDS grant fraud case
    A onetime aide to former Democratic State Rep. Connie Howard of Chicago faces a federal mail fraud charge as prosecutors allege he spent more than $217,000 in AIDS awareness grant money on a house, football game skyboxes and interns who did work for a...
  • Illinois Supreme Court picks justice's law clerk to be Cook County judge

    Illinois Supreme Court picks justice's law clerk to be Cook County judge
    When the Illinois Supreme Court acted to fill a vacancy on the Cook County bench this year, it looked no further than the chambers of one of its own — Justice Charles Freeman. There the high court found law clerk Jean Cocozza. Cocozza got her...
  • Feds: Ex-water supervisor hid use of tainted well

    Feds: Ex-water supervisor hid use of tainted well
    Crestwood's former water supervisor may have signed public documents that concealed the use of a contaminated well, but she was merely a clerk who took orders from top village officials, one of her attorneys told a federal jury Tuesday. "Theresa...
  • Coal still a burning issue in Will County

    Coal still a burning issue in Will County
    As local activists honored Mayor Rahm Emanuel this week for brokering a deal that scuttled two coal-fired power plants in Chicago, three women gathered around a dining room table in suburban Will County couldn't help but feel left out. For nearly two...
  • Lisa Madigan won't say if father ever asked her to hire someone

    Lisa Madigan won't say if father ever asked her to hire someone
    Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan brushed aside questions Wednesday about whether her father, powerful House Speaker Michael Madigan, has ever asked her to hire or give a raise to someone and also denied she misled campaign donors when raising...
  • Speaker Madigan not worried about Quinn on gun control measure

    Speaker Madigan not worried about Quinn on gun control measure
    SPRINGFIELD — House Speaker Michael Madigan today dismissed any concern that Gov. Pat Quinn may veto the delicately negotiated concealed weapons legislation passed last month, saying he expected that lawmakers would overwhelmingly reject an...
  • Quinn minimum wage hike could be tough sell

    Quinn minimum wage hike could be tough sell
    It won’t be easy for Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn to find enough lawmakers to vote for the minimum wage increase, what with business groups pronouncing it a “job killer.” But the best news for Quinn is that key Democratic lawmakers...