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Lisa Madigan

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  • Year of surprises leaves soothsayers grasping for soothiness

     
    Print column, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013 The most surprising news event of 2013 was the botched rollout of HealthCare.gov, the Web portal to Obamacare. Yes, I'm sure the partisans who have long derided President Barack Obama for the lack of......
  • Prosecutors to seek up to 7 years in prison for Blagojevich fundraiser

    Prosecutors to seek up to 7 years in prison for Blagojevich fundraiser
    The fraud schemes of an influential Chicago businessman who figured in the downfall of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich demonstrates a pay-to-play mentality that should be punished by up to 7 years in prison, prosecutors said today in a court filing. A major...
  • Mayor, Attorney General ask courts to shut down petcoke site

    Mayor, Attorney General ask courts to shut down petcoke site
    Ramping up the pressure to stop black dust from blowing through the Southeast Side, state and local officials filed a lawsuit today seeking to remove giant mounds of refinery waste and coal from a site on the Calumet River. The action by Illinois...
  • Candidates file petitions for spots on 2014 primary ballot

    Candidates file petitions for spots on 2014 primary ballot
    SPRINGFIELD -- Hundreds of candidates from would-be governors down to state lawmakers and judges lined up in the cold today outside the Illinois State Board of Elections offices to submit paperwork to get on the March 2014 primary ballot. The ritual...
  • Chicago moves to enclose piles of petroleum coke

    Chicago moves to enclose piles of petroleum coke
    If companies want to continue storing giant mounds of petroleum coke on Chicago's Southeast Side, they soon will have to start doing so indoors. Responding to months of public outrage about black dust clouds swirling off uncovered piles along the...
  • Banks reap benefits from donating foreclosed homes

    Banks reap benefits from donating foreclosed homes
    In the historic Golden Dome field house in Garfield Park, bank executives and charity leaders gathered in August to trade hugs and self-congratulatory speeches. Nonprofit groups on the West Side were helping restore communities by renovating homes...
  • Quinn, Daley spar at Democratic breakfast

    Quinn, Daley spar at Democratic breakfast
    SPRINGFIELD — The two Democrats running for governor squared off for the first time Wednesday, with challenger Bill Daley contending the party will lose the office if he's not the nominee next year and Gov. Pat Quinn vowing to defeat all comers....
  • Quinn tries to regain footing by switching to campaign mode

    Quinn tries to regain footing by switching to campaign mode
    The busy chief executive of the nation's fifth-largest state probably wouldn't be expected to set aside time to attend an initial hearing in a lawsuit filed against him, but there was Gov. Pat Quinn on the 23rd floor of the Daley Center. The...
  • Illinois House GOP leader looking at run for state treasurer

    Illinois House GOP leader looking at run for state treasurer
    SPRINGFIELD — House Republican leader Tom Cross told his members today that he is looking at a run for state treasurer, potentially changing his career plans for the second time in a matter of weeks. Cross informed his fractured House GOP caucus...
  • And another one gone and another one gone....

     
    This item from my Sunday print column is a greatly expanded version of a blog item from Thursday It was a double whammy for political junkies last week when Republican Dan Proft and Democrat Kwame Raoul announced that they would......
  • Former DuPage board chairman ends state treasurer bid

    Former DuPage board chairman ends state treasurer bid
    Former DuPage County Board Chairman Bob Schillerstrom ended his exploratory bid for state treasurer Thursday and said he is endorsing outgoing House Republican leader Tom Cross for the post. Schillerstrom, who ended a run for the 2010 Republican...