Mike Frerichs

Madigan, White take the oath after Rauner

Madigan, White take the oath after Rauner

While most of the hype surrounded Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's inauguration Monday, five other Illinois statewide elected officials also took the oath.

The swearing-in was routine for Attorney General Lisa Madigan, who has now held the office longer than any other attorney general in Illinois history as she enters her fourth term. By the time this term ends in four years, Madigan will be the longest-serving state attorney general in the nation.

The chief legal officer touted what she said was her office's success in recovering billions of dollars for the state and spoke about her work advocating for crime victims.

"To eliminate poverty and inequality requires...