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Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan speaks about campus sexual assault on Aug. 23, 2016. (Chicago Tonight)

Attorney General Lisa Madigan took legal action Thursday night that could bring an end to Illinois’ long-running budget imbroglio, by initiating either a shutdown or a compromise.

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Jimmy John’s has agreed to settle a lawsuit with the office of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan over its use of noncompete agreements, Madigan’s office announced Wednesday.

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The Illinois Attorney General’s office is warning parents that hoverboards can overheat and catch fire in the recently released 2016 Safe Shopping Guide.  (Urbanwheel.co / Flickr)

‘Tis the season for holiday shopping. As consumers make their holiday gift lists, they’re being urged to check them twice for toys that have been recalled over the past year. Find out which items should be left on the shelf.

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Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Aug. 23 announces a new state law that requires universities in Illinois to respond more quickly to sexual assault reports. (Chicago Tonight)

The Illinois Attorney General’s office announced last week a $750,000, three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Justice that will help fund a new program that aims to improve the state's response to sexual assault crimes.

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Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan speaks about campus sexual assault.

As the fall semester begins, a new law goes on the books in Illinois to deal with sexual assault on campus. Just how does it make colleges safer?

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A bill to increase utility rates to bail out failing nuclear plants in Illinois failed Tuesday in Springfield. But will the plants now close? "Chicago Tonight" has exclusive new information.

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There is some clarity today on what will happen to the Illinois comptroller's office in the wake of Judy Baar Topinka's death.

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A top Emanuel ally and chairman of the powerful Committee on Committees, Rules and Ethics on City Council is in hot water with Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office. 

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Lisa Madigan is running for reelection as Illinois Attorney General in 2014.

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President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama leave on Air Force One to attend a memorial service for Nelson Mandela Tuesday as Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan recalls her year in South Africa while Mandela was imprisoned on Robben Island. Elizabeth Brackett has the details. Watch web extra videos about the anti-apartheid icon from WTTW's archives.

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Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced that she will not be running for governor in 2014, but instead seek a fourth term as the state's chief legal officer. Read her statement.

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill Daley offers a three-point plan for pension reform, calling Gov. Pat Quinn out for "failed leadership." Daley is calling on Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan to issue an opinion on the constitutionality of pension reform bills. Watch the full news conference.

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Kris Kridel

A local company is in trouble for selling snake oil. Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM has that story, and other top business headlines.

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