Lisa Madigan Esq.
- Homepage: http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/
July 0201: "The state of Illinois has brought a number of lawsuits to fight cramming. Attorney General Lisa Madigan told the panel people are unaware their phone numbers can be charged almost like a credit card and her investigations indicate customers are not even getting services in return."http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/07/13/phone.charges/index.html
March 2010: "The list, long kept under wraps, was disclosed this week by the Chicago Tribune. The newspaper reported that nearly 40 pages of logs it obtained show admissions requests from 25 city aldermen, Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan and his daughter, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, as well as an education aide in the administration of Mayor Richard M. Daley. The mayor denied that his office tried to pull strings in admissions decisions, according to the newspaper."http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/24/AR2010032401426.html
December 2008: 'The attorney-general of Illinois has told under-fire state Governor Rod Blagojevich to quit or she will take legal action against him. Lisa Madigan said she could file a suit with the Illinois Supreme Court asking to declare him "unable to serve".'http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7777905.stm
Role Name Type Last Updated Organization Executive (past or present) Illinois (State Government) Organization Dec 11, 2008 Opponent (past or present) Subordinate of (past or present) Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich Person Dec 11, 2008
Articles and Resources
Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Mar 25, 2010 Duncan had VIP list of requests at Chicago schools
QUOTE: When he led the Chicago schools, Arne Duncan kept a list of all the big shots who asked for help in getting certain children into the city's best public schools....A spokesman said Wednesday that Duncan, who is now U.S. education secretary, used the list not to dole out rewards to insiders but to shield principals from political interference.
Washington Post Aug 17, 2009 'The Clunkers of the Power-Plant World:' Old Coal-Fired Facilities Could Escape New Rules (Green)
QUOTE: Many public health and environmental advocates say too little attention has been paid to facilities such as Fisk and Crawford (power plants in Chicago) -- "legacy" plants grandfathered in under the 1977 Clean Air Act and largely exempted from its requirement that facilities use the best pollution-control technology.
Washington Post Aug 16, 2009 Job Search Firms: Big Pitches and Fees, Few Jobs
QUOTE: Mr. [Kerry] Fischman’s experience highlights the vulnerability of job seekers as they cast about for help in the most difficult job market in decades and encounter a bewildering and largely unregulated array of individuals and businesses offering assistance. While some customers have benefited from their work, others have accused the companies of using misleading sales tactics.
New York Times Jun 09, 2009 Illinois sues Crestwood over contaminated well
QUOTE: Crestwood [Illinois] Mayor Robert Stranczek and his father were sued in [Illinois] state court today and accused of repeatedly lying about their secret use of a community well contaminated with cancer-causing chemicals.
Chicago Tribune Dec 11, 2008 Illinois governor faces ultimatum
QUOTE: The attorney-general of Illinois has told under-fire state Governor Rod Blagojevich to quit or she will take legal action against him.
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Jul 13, 0201 Report: Unauthorized phone charges cost Americans $2 billion a year
QUOTE: A key Senate chairman says Congress needs to pass legislation to protect customers from unauthorized third-party charges on their phone bills because the telephone industry has failed to prevent the practice.
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