| 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...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 12:33 PM
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is investigating the security breach at JPMorgan Chase & Co., according to a spokeswoman.
Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen also is probing the hacking incident.
Other attorneys general offices are "very...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 4:26 PM
On Thursday morning as disgraced former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge was released from federal prison to a Florida halfway house, one of his first torture victims, Anthony Holmes, stood at City Hall with tears in his eyes, recalling four decades of pain...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 4:56 PM
Sure, your credit and debit card information is safe and secure.
Just like the White House.
So commonplace have revelations of data hacks, security breaches and compromised confidentiality become that it's not worth waiting for formal notification...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 7:29 PM
Hundreds of dollars to an online gaming company. A $4 fast food tab. A few pennies here or there for who knows what.
Kathryn Broderick, 28, of Lincoln Park, doesn’t have weird spending habits, but the thieves that have gained access to her...
| Sep 20, 2014
People who bring elderly parents to a nursing home share the same worries: Will they thrive in that environment? Will they receive timely, compassionate care? Above all: Will they be safe?
Over the past two decades, Tribune reporters have documented the...
| 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...
| May 14, 2014
| 5:54 PM
SPRINGFIELD — State workers and retirees can breathe a sigh of relief — at least for a while — after a judge on Wednesday delayed the start of a far-reaching overhaul of their pensions until it can be determined whether the measure...
| May 15, 2014
| 9:17 PM
SPRINGFIELD — The Democrat-controlled House narrowly approved major portions of a new state budget Thursday over the objections of Republicans who contend the roughly $38 billion spending plan all but ensures a 2011 temporary income tax increase...
| May 15, 2014
| 6:18 PM
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed the state’s first response to a series of challenges to the new law aimed at resolving the state’s government worker pension debt, arguing that changes in retirement benefits were a “valid...