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Brian Mackey

A case with the potential to upend Illinois' budget impasse was argued Tuesday before the Fifth District Appellate Court in Mount Vernon.

Hillary Clinton was born in Chicago in 1947, and raised in the suburbs. Sixty-eight years later, she’s making history as the first woman to be nominated for President by a major party.

Following, a handful ladies in Illinois’ delegation reflect on Clinton’s candidacy and on what it’s like to be a woman in politics.

Illinois Democrats joined fellow party members in Philadelphia Monday for the Democratic National Convention. But state politics, not the national scene, was the focus of the delegation’s first official day of business.

New Illinois Legislation Meant to Help Sexual Assault Victims

Jun 27, 2016

Senate Bill 3096 was recently sent to Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner for his signature. This bill is meant to improve the response to sexual assault crimes and encourage more victims of sexual assault to come forward. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan supports this legislation.

The Illinois Supreme Court will be asked to re-visit an opinion it just issued March 24. State employees' salaries are at stake. 

Illinois might not be done with the 2013 law reducing state employees’ pensions. Attorney General Lisa Madigan appears to be preparing an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

A legal battle over union fees is brewing, between Illinois Republican governor and Democratic Attorney General.

Illinois' Attorney General says Gov. Bruce Rauner had no authority to bring a fight over union dues to federal court. She's trying to dismiss the case.

Republican Gov. Rauner is trying to get rid of so-called "fair share" dues on two fronts: he's ordered state agencies to stop collecting them, and he's suing in federal court to toss out the underlying state law that requires them.

Amanda Vinicky/Illinois Public Radio

The contest for Illinois attorney general pits a long-time incumbent against a prosecutor with international experience.

Amanda Vinicky/Illinois Public Radio

2014 was going to be a banner year for direct democracy in Illinois.

A self-described "politics junkie" said he won't be beholden to anyone if he is elected attorney general in Illinois.

Rich Egger

Illinois' pension funds will be getting $100 million in restitution from J.P. Morgan Chase.

knox.edu

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said she will not seek the Democratic nomination for governor.

AG Madigan on Pensions

Jun 10, 2013
nj.com

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said ahead of the special assembly called by the Governor, pension reform is needed.

Amanda Vinicky

The bidding is starting early for Illinois Republicans interested in campaigning for Governor. The issue of who will run was a main topic of conversation during the GOP’s national convention in Tampa. 

So many Republicans are considering it that at one point during the convention, Pat Brady, Chair of the Illinois GOP, joked about it.

“I do want to thank those of you in the room that aren't running for governor,” Brady cracked.