| Mar 5, 2014
| 1:35 PM
Marriage licenses for same-sex couples will not be issued in Kane County before June 1, despite urging by the state's attorney general on Tuesday for clerks statewide to issue licenses earlier, the county clerk said today.
Attorney General Lisa...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 8:42 AM
Despite a green light from the Illinois Attorney General, DuPage County officials said they will not issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples before June.
Officials with the DuPage County Clerk's Office and the DuPage State's Attorney's Office said...
| May 23, 2014
| 5:23 AM
A former state lawmaker who is accused of trading child pornography online has started collecting a state pension of nearly $15,000 a year — an amount he bumped up by purchasing credit for time he didn't work.
Ex-Rep. Keith Farnham, an Elgin...
| May 19, 2014
| 9:32 PM
The formal responses filed Thursday by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan to a series of lawsuits challenging proposed pension changes (this, for example) put me in mind of the old joke that defines chutzpah — the Yiddish word for brazen......
| May 28, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The Democrats have it all wrong when it comes to one of their choices for a new President Barack Obama bumper sticker:
"Like a Boss."
The Democrats foolishly think the phrase derives from an old rap song denoting cool competence. "Like a bowse" is how...
| May 30, 2014
| 1:02 PM
The payroll card bill, HB 5622, passed the Illinois House this afternoon by a vote of 98-11-1 and now awaits Governor Pat Quinn’s signature to become law, according to the office of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office. She has...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 12:23 PM
SPRINGFIELD — The former head of an Illinois government agency has agreed to pay the state $100,000 in a settlement after being accused of violating a so-called revolving-door clause regulating officials who leave and take jobs with state...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 5:51 AM
Attorney General Lisa Madigan is encouraging Illinois counties to grant same-sex marriage licenses immediately, following last month's federal court ruling that gave an early green light to same-sex couples in Cook County.
Madigan spelled out her...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 4:55 AM
Faced with public outrage about gritty black dust blowing through Chicago’s Southeast Side, Mayor Rahm Emanuel talked of forcing towering mounds of petroleum coke out of Chicago and outlawing new piles with costly regulations.
But the fine print...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 8:50 PM
Bill Daley abruptly ended his bid for the Democratic nomination for governor Monday, saying a lifetime in politics had not prepared him for the “enormity” of his first run for office and the challenge of leading the state through difficult...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 9:12 PM
The allegations that Treasurer Dan Rutherford sexually harassed and politically pressured a former employee will cost taxpayers at least $27,000 in legal and investigative fees, and that figure is expected to grow.
The largest cost so far is an $18,122....