| Oct 10, 2014
| 2:54 AM
Some scammers may be trying to use the ongoing Ebola outbreak to turn a quick buck.
That's according to a warning issued by the Illinois Attorney General's office Friday to be on the lookout for unsolicited or suspicious emails.
The office has...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 3:24 PM
"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...
| 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.
| Dec 10, 2014
| 6:03 PM
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...
| 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...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 7:33 AM
The city of Batavia formally requested that Attorney General Lisa Madigan investigate whether there was anything "inappropriate" about its deal with Prairie State Energy, the city's energy provider.
In a unanimous vote, and to a round of applause from...
| 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.
| Nov 4, 2014
| 10:39 PM
Voters in Chicago were slowed down by hundreds of missing election judges Tuesday and in some cases were handed only half of the ballot, while in Lake County election officials were forced midday to change their balloting procedures after a battle with...
| 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...