Job-seekers vulnerable to fraud

NAPERVILLE, Ill., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- When it comes to paying companies to help find a job, it's mostly buyer-beware, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said.
Burris won't seek Senate seat in 2010

Burris won't seek Senate seat in 2010

CHICAGO, July 9 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., whose appointment was tainted by the scandal involving the state's former governor, says he will not run for his seat in 2010.
Kirk in, Madigan out, in Ill. Senate race

Kirk in, Madigan out, in Ill. Senate race

CHICAGO, July 8 (UPI) -- Rep. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., plans to run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Roland Burris, political sources said Wednesday.

Village got water from tainted well

CRESTWOOD, Ill., June 10 (UPI) -- The Illinois attorney general has filed a lawsuit accusing Crestwood officials of secretly obtaining drinking water from a contaminated community well.

AG: Blagojevich could resign soon

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- A spokesman for Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich Sunday contradicted an assertion by the state attorney general that the governor could resign from office Monday.
Ill. atty. gen. moves to oust Blagojevich

Ill. atty. gen. moves to oust Blagojevich

CHICAGO, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan moved Friday to temporarily remove Gov. Rod Blagojevich from office in the wake of federal charges filed against him.

Chicago factory sit-in ends with deal

CHICAGO, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- A sit-in by workers unexpectedly laid off from a Chicago window factory ended Wednesday after a deal secured compensation for them, officials said.

Hopefuls jockey for Obama's Senate seat

CHICAGO, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The drama over who will replace President-elect Barack Obama in the U.S. Senate continues with Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich talking to some hopefuls.

Group that Obama helped being probed

CHICAGO, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- A group that received $100,000 through Sen. Barack Obama is being investigated for possible money misuse, the state attorney general's office said.

Illinois bans 'Meth Coffee'

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- The Illinois attorney general has banned state retailers from selling a product labeled "Meth Coffee" because she said it glorifies drug use.

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Makers of Meth Coffee threatened with suit

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., July 30 (UPI) -- Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is threatening to sue a coffee manufacturer she contends glorifies drug use with its Meth Coffee brand.

Illinois to sue top mortgage lender

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., June 25 (UPI) -- Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said she would sue the nation's largest mortgage lender for overselling risky loans.

Rezko case could shape governor's race

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., May 18 (UPI) -- Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's decision to seek re-election could hinge on the outcome of the trial of his fundraiser, Antoin "Tony" Rezko, observers say.

Bill would mandate reporting of kid porn

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., March 29 (UPI) -- A bill now before the Illinois Legislature would require computer technicians to report to police any child pornography they find.
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Lisa Madigan
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich gives Attorney General Lisa Madigan a ceremonial pen after signing legislation in front of a home that was seized by police after a meth lab was found inside, in Granite City, IL on August 12, 2005. Blagojevich visited the neighborhood to sign several pieces of legislation that creates new criminal offenses to help law enforcement crack down on people who assist in the dangerous meth-manufacturing process, gives meth-addicted inmates access to treatment and help before they're released back into their communities, and provides local law enforcement agencies with more support in closing down and cleaning up illegal meth labs. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Lisa Madigan (born July 30, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois) has been the 41st Attorney General of the U.S. state of Illinois since 2003, when she became the first female attorney general for Illinois. She is a Democrat and the daughter of Michael Madigan, who has been Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives for most of the last quarter century.

On December 12, 2008, she attracted national attention after filing a motion with the Supreme Court of Illinois to temporarily remove Governor Rod Blagojevich from office. The motion was subsequently denied by the court without a hearing.

Madigan attended The Latin School of Chicago for her secondary education, and received her bachelor's degree from Georgetown University in 1988. She received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

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