| Nov 21, 2014
| 4:07 PM
Strikeout: Sangamon County Circuit Judge John Belz has ruled Illinois' pension reform law unconstitutional.
"The Act without question diminishes and impairs the benefits of membership in State retirement systems," he wrote in a firm, six-page ruling...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 11:25 AM
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Monday warned consumers about the millions of recalled items that are still sold online and urged them to check recalls before shopping.
"At best, 10 percent of recalled items are ever returned," Madigan said...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The former chief executive officer of a Naperville-based adoption agency was sentenced Thursday to prison for embezzling more than $200,000 from that organization and lavishing the money on himself.
Robert G. Geniesse, 52, was sentenced to 4-1/2 years...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 7:03 AM
Republican Tom Cross has a slim lead over Democrat Mike Frerichs in the race for Illinois treasurer, but as the race comes down to the wire, 1 in 5 voters remain undecided, a new Chicago Tribune poll shows.
The survey found Cross, a state...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 7:26 AM
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan holds an overwhelming advantage against her Republican challenger as she seeks her fourth term, a Chicago Tribune poll finds.
The survey found Madigan with 61 percent support compared with 24 percent for Paul...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 2:38 PM
"It's time that Illinois' highest legal official takes an active, hands-on role in cleaning up government. That's what people expect of their leaders and elected officials. And I will not let them down."
— Lisa Madigan, candidate for attorney...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 2:54 AM
Some scammers may be trying to use the ongoing Ebola outbreak to turn a quick buck.
That's according to a warning issued by the Illinois Attorney General's office Friday to be on the lookout for unsolicited or suspicious emails.
The office has...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 12:33 PM
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is investigating the security breach at JPMorgan Chase & Co., according to a spokeswoman.
Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen also is probing the hacking incident.
Other attorneys general offices are "very...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 4:26 PM
On Thursday morning as disgraced former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge was released from federal prison to a Florida halfway house, one of his first torture victims, Anthony Holmes, stood at City Hall with tears in his eyes, recalling four decades of pain...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 4:56 PM
Sure, your credit and debit card information is safe and secure.
Just like the White House.
So commonplace have revelations of data hacks, security breaches and compromised confidentiality become that it's not worth waiting for formal notification...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 7:29 PM
Hundreds of dollars to an online gaming company. A $4 fast food tab. A few pennies here or there for who knows what.
Kathryn Broderick, 28, of Lincoln Park, doesn’t have weird spending habits, but the thieves that have gained access to her...