| Dec 15, 2014
| 3:27 PM
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...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 2:35 PM
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...
| Dec 20, 2014
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...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 4:02 PM
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...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 1:12 PM
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.
| Nov 17, 2014
| 11:15 AM
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...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 5:58 PM
Making his first post-election appearance at the Capitol on Thursday, Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner said he hopes the Illinois Supreme Court eventually will provide guidance on what changes are acceptable when it comes to fixing the state's more than $100...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 5:10 PM
A judge on Friday struck down the state’s landmark pension law that sought to fix Illinois’ $104.6 billion government retirement system debt, declaring the measure unconstitutional and clearing a path for a showdown in the Illinois Supreme...
| 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...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 6:04 AM
Three Illinois executive office holders declared early victories Tuesday night.
Voters favored well-known, long-serving Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Secretary of State Jesse White, both Democrats, over their rookie Republican challengers.