Lisa Madigan http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Promises, Promises: Scammers Target Student Loans, Unclaimed Property And Government Grants http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/promises-promises-scammers-target-student-loans-unclaimed-property-and-government-grants <p>Keep your guard up, gentle consumers. There are anglers among us.</p><p>Here are four recent alerts worth noting:</p><p><strong>1. Illinois Attorney General Sues Student Loan Debt Relief Companies</strong></p><p>Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has sued debt relief companies that she says exploit people struggling to repay student loans. Some of the marketing strategies are reminiscent of the way scammers duped vulnerable homeowners facing foreclosure during the mortgage crisis.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 03:18:35 +0000 Mary Delach Leonard 38100 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Promises, Promises: Scammers Target Student Loans, Unclaimed Property And Government Grants Ill. AG Madigan Says She Won't Run For Governor, Will Seek Re-Election http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-ag-madigan-says-she-wont-run-governor-will-seek-re-election <p>Attorney General Lisa Madigan says she'll seek another term instead of running for Illinois governor next year.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In a Monday statement the Chicago Democrat says she's been considering the decision for months but that she enjoys her current job.&nbsp; She says she considered the gubernatorial run because of the "need for effective management" and frustration from others about a lack of movement on major issues.</span></p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 22:11:57 +0000 The Associated Press 28258 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. AG Madigan Says She Won't Run For Governor, Will Seek Re-Election Full Federal Court Will Not Hear Ill. Concealed Carry Case http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/full-federal-court-will-not-hear-ill-concealed-carry-case <p>The full U.S. appeals court for the 7th Circuit will not reconsider its ruling that Illinois' ban on the concealed carry of weapons is unconstitutional.</p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 20:28:48 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 9562 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Full Federal Court Will Not Hear Ill. Concealed Carry Case Third lawsuit filed over groundwater pollution in Roxana, Ill. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/third-lawsuit-filed-over-groundwater-pollution-roxana-ill <p><em>Updated at 6:20 p.m. with comments from Phillips66 and Shell Oil.</em></p><p>Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is the latest filer of <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/95200480/WRB-COMPLAINT-05-23-2012-14-33-57#fullscreen">a lawsuit</a>&nbsp;regarding groundwater pollution from the Wood River Refinery in Roxana, Ill.</p> Tue, 29 May 2012 20:34:12 +0000 Kelsey Proud & VĂ©ronique LaCapra 3806 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Third lawsuit filed over groundwater pollution in Roxana, Ill. Morning headlines: February 15, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-february-15-2012 <p><strong>Koster</strong> <strong>wants U.S. Supreme Court to reject individual health insurance mandate</strong></p><p>Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster wants the U.S. Supreme Court to reject an individual health insurance mandate but uphold other parts of the federal health care law. Koster, a Democrat, said Tuesday his office filed a written argument in support of a lawsuit by Florida and other states.</p> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 15:24:37 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 3075 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: February 15, 2012 Ill. attorney general sues rating agency over housing bubble http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-attorney-general-sues-rating-agency-over-housing-bubble <p>Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/79364636/SP-COMPLAINT-01-25-2012-11-45-15">filed suit</a> against ratings agency Standard and Poor&#39;s for fraudulently assigning high ratings to mortgage-backed investments despite their risk.</p><p>The suit filed today in Cook County - the state&#39;s largest - argues that instead of independently evaluating mortgage-backed securities, S&amp;P gave them higher ratings than warranted to benefit investment bank clients and the agency&#39;s bottom line.</p> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 18:17:00 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2938 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. attorney general sues rating agency over housing bubble Illinois AG: Blagojevich has forfeited state pension benefits http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-ag-blagojevich-has-forfeited-state-pension-benefits <p><em>Reporting from Illinois Public Radio&#39;s Sean Crawford used in this report.</em></p><p>Rod Blagojevich has forfeited all his state pension benefits. That&#39;s the opinion of Illinois&#39; Attorney General.</p><p>The legal opinion likely means Blagojevich won&#39;t begin getting checks when he turns 55 this weekend.&nbsp; The board overseeing the General Assembly Retirement System moved earlier this year to block the payments.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 08 Dec 2011 22:51:51 +0000 Illinois Public Radio 2643 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois AG: Blagojevich has forfeited state pension benefits Morning headlines: Tuesday, September 6, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-september-6-2011 <p><strong>Mo. legislative session begins today</strong></p><p>Missouri&rsquo;s special legislative session begins today and is focused primarily on an overhaul of Missouri&rsquo;s tax credits. The plan would eliminate existing tax breaks for low-income seniors and disabled residents who live in rented homes. New incentives would be created for international cargo shippers at the St. Louis airport, computerized data centers, science and technology companies and the organizers of major amateur sporting events.</p> Tue, 06 Sep 2011 14:36:56 +0000 Julie Bierach, The Associated Press & Illinois Public Radio 1991 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Tuesday, September 6, 2011 Madigan declares "Operation Glass House" a success http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/madigan-declares-operation-glass-house-success <p>Ill. Attorney General Lisa Madigan says a year-long effort to target the top 25 consumers of child pornography in Illinois has been a success.</p><p><a href="http://www.bnd.com/2011/08/25/1834383/two-men-charged-in-connection.html">Two Belleville men</a> - 61-year-old Garold Lee Semelka and Mike G. Telkamp, 48, were the 25th and 26th men arrested under Operation Glass House, the anti-child pornography initiative Madigan launched in August 2010.</p> Thu, 25 Aug 2011 22:18:29 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1942 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Madigan declares "Operation Glass House" a success Quinn signs bill keeping names of registered gun owners private http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/quinn-signs-bill-keeping-names-registered-gun-owners-private <p>Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn has signed <a href="http://ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=3500&amp;GAID=11&amp;GA=97&amp;DocTypeID=HB&amp;LegID=60929&amp;SessionID=84">legislation</a> that exempts the names of Illinois residents with a Firearms Owner ID card from the state&#39;s Freedom of Information Act.</p> Sat, 02 Jul 2011 19:39:22 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1560 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Quinn signs bill keeping names of registered gun owners private