| Feb 10, 2015
| 5:43 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Upon taking office last month, Illinois Treasurer Mike Frerichs sought Attorney General Lisa Madigan's advice on his campaign promise to publicize a taxpayer-funded investigation into sexual harassment allegations against...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 8:59 AM
Standard & Poor's Rating Services' tab is $1.38 billion — including $52.5 million for Illinois — to resolve long-standing allegations by federal and state authorities that the firm misled investors in the run-up to 2008's financial collapse....
| Jan 23, 2015
| 6:09 PM
The village of Rosemont violated state open-records law when it refused to turn over financial documents related to country superstar Garth Brooks' record-breaking concert stand at the Allstate Arena, according to the Illinois attorney general's office....
| Jan 23, 2015
| 2:48 PM
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has scuttled the deal to sever ties with the company hired to manage the Illinois Lottery, which former Gov. Pat Quinn fired last summer after years of underwhelming financial performance.
In a letter to the...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 3:46 PM
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...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 2:31 PM
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...
| 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...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 3:20 PM
•A Page 1 news brief Tuesday incorrectly referred to Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White as lawmakers. They are statewide elected officials.
•In an obituary Tuesday on Burton Ruby, one of his...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 1:35 PM
Attorneys for state government are asking the Illinois Supreme Court to reinstate a controversial law curbing public employee pensions, contending that constitutional protections of retirement benefits are not absolute.
The arguments by Illinois...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 11:15 AM
The column related to these survey results is posted here.
Will one of Chicago's mayoral candidates win more than 50 percent of the vote in February's election and avoid a run-off?
Will Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel win reelection?
| Dec 17, 2014
| 10:48 AM
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...