Lead, PVC found in children's toys

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Michigan's Ecology Center announced Tuesday the results of safety tests performed on 22 children's toys, including a Fisher Price toy found to contain lead.

Daughter asked to rule on conflict issue

CHICAGO, July 25 (UPI) -- Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has been asked to rule on whether her father -- House Speaker Michael Madigan -- is guilty of a conflict of interest.

Regulatory tide turns for U.S. utilities

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., March 21 (UPI) -- Lawmakers in at least six U.S. states are considering recontrolling electric utilities freed from regulation in the 1990s, Stateline.org reports.

Power suppliers accused of collusion

SPRINGFIELD, Ind., March 16 (UPI) -- Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan alleges electricity suppliers engaged in price manipulation to inflate power prices.

Internet scam focusing on 'Oprah' fans

CHICAGO, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- A series of e-mails has been making the rounds, seeking personal data about people through fake invitations to the "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in Chicago.

R.J. Reynolds to pull flavored smokes

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. cigarette maker R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. will stop using candy, fruit and alcohol names for flavored cigarettes, seen as appealing to youth.

Ill. secret compartment law struck down

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The Appellate Court of Illinois has declared unconstitutional a law that made operating a vehicle with a secret compartment a felony.

Ill. hiring target of U.S. investigation

CHICAGO, July 1 (UPI) -- U.S. investigators say they have allegations linking Illinois agencies to massive political hiring, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Sale of phone records to be banned

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Concerned about privacy violations, Illinois officials plan to end the practice of selling of telephone records without customers' knowledge.

Free lunches for utility regulators banned

CHICAGO, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- There's no such thing as free lunch, says an Illinois rule that bans regulators from dining for free with utilities' representatives that have pending requests.

Mo. gas stations fined for price gouging

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Nine Missouri gas stations have agreed to pay $6,750 in fines to settle complaints of price gouging after Hurricane Katrina hit the U.S. Gulf Coast.

Bill will help track sex offenders

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- A bill offered by U.S. Rep. Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill., calls for using satellite technology to track and monitor sex offenders.

Dave Matthews Band settles over dumping

CHICAGO, April 29 (UPI) -- The Dave Matthews Band has agreed to pay $200,000 to settle allegations that a bus driver for the band dumped human waste on a Chicago tour boat.

Peoples Energy sued over gas cost

CHICAGO, March 22 (UPI) -- Illinois' attorney general and the city of Chicago are suing Peoples Energy Corp. to recoup millions in alleged overcharges from the winter of 2000-01.

Charity accused of ID theft

CHICAGO, March 17 (UPI) -- The Illinois attorney general's office is suing a Cairo, Ill., charity that stole the identity of a failed suburban Chicago United Way chapter.
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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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