• Illinois will receive $300 million in Bank of America settlement

    "This settlement resolves the fourth enforcement action I have brought against Bank of America to fight the widespread fraud that was at the root cause of the economic crisis." 

    Chicago Tribune, August 21, 2014
  • Gov. Quinn signs payroll cards bill into law

    The office of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, which found that fees on payroll cards range from 50 cents to $5, was behind the push for the legislation.

    "When we looked, we learned that the fees in these payroll cards were both excessive as well as unfair," Madigan said.

    Madigan said it was an "uphill battle" to get the bill passed through the General Assembly. But with the new law, she said, "People won't have to pay to get their pay."

    Chicago Tribune, August 6, 2014
  • New law lets more school workers use emergency injection on students

    Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said that at least 25 percent of first-time allergic reactions occur in schools, not all of which have nurses on staff.

    “Everyday parents send their children — many of whom have known food allergies and many who have unknown food allergies — to school and out into the world,” Madigan said. “That gives you a sense of how important it is to have epinephrine in schools.”

    Chicago Tribune, July 30, 2014
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