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Lisa Madigan

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  • State drops pension case against Naperville police chief

    State drops pension case against Naperville police chief
    Naperville's top cop will continue to collect both a police pension and his chief's salary. State officials confirmed Thursday they have dropped their legal battle with Chief Bob Marshall. "We felt it was important and appropriate to make our argument...
  • CEO who embezzled from Naperville charity gets prison

    CEO who embezzled from Naperville charity gets prison
    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...
  • Friends, family pay tribute to Topinka at memorial gathering

    Friends, family pay tribute to Topinka at memorial gathering
    A bipartisan collection of politicians, lobbyists, staffers, community activists and family filled a suburban union hall Wednesday to bid farewell to the late Judy Baar Topinka and urge that her style of blunt pragmatism be adopted as a memorial to move...
  • State constitution murky on appointing successor to Comptroller Topinka

    State constitution murky on appointing successor to Comptroller Topinka
    The Illinois Constitution is clear that a vacancy in the state comptroller’s office is filled by an appointment made by the governor. But the timing of Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka’s death on Wednesday, so close to the Jan. 12...
  • Speaker Madigan, tear down this wall

     Speaker Madigan, tear down this wall
    "She's the blond. I'm the redhead." —State Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka, explaining in 1997 the scant difference between her office and that of state Comptroller Loleta Didrickson. In a better place and time, politicians would focus this week...
  • Rauner opposes special election for comptroller

    Rauner opposes special election for comptroller
    Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner on Monday dismissed the idea of holding a special election for Illinois comptroller following Judy Baar Topinka's death, saying a legal analysis by the attorney general makes it clear he can appoint a replacement to...
  • Gov. Quinn's last stand (stunt)

    Gov. Quinn's last stand (stunt)
    Well, he certainly isn't leaving quietly. Gov. Pat Quinn, who lost his re-election bid last month, announced Thursday that he's calling the lame duck General Assembly to Springfield for a special session on Jan. 8, just a few days before a new...
  • Regulators: Don't fall for utility scam

    Scammers have been knocking on doors in the Chicago area pretending to be utility company representatives. Regulators from the Illinois Commerce Commission and Attorney General Lisa Madigan said the scammers will ask for immediate payment of a bill...
  • Watchdog group, state official warn of toy hazards in stores

    Watchdog group, state official warn of toy hazards in stores
    Parents and others who buy toys for children need to use caution because there are potentially dangerous products on Illinois store shelves, state officials urged Wednesday at a news conference at Lurie Children's Hospital. Standing before 12 recently...
  • SiriusXM customers may qualify for settlement share

    SiriusXM customers may qualify for settlement share
    SiriusXM will pay $3.8 million in restitution to 44 states, including Illinois, and the District of Columbia after admitting it engaged in misleading advertising and billing practices, the Illinois attorney general's office said Thursday. After an...
  • Family, friends pay tribute to Jane Byrne

    Family, friends pay tribute to Jane Byrne
    Prominent Chicagoans and family members paid tribute to former Mayor Jane Byrne at her funeral Monday morning, remembering her as a feisty woman who blazed a trail — with panache. Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke at the funeral Mass, which was...