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AG Lisa Madigan Hits NDK Crystal with $39,000 Fine for 2009 Plant Explosion that Killed One Person

(Chicago, IL) – February 20, 2012. Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Boone County State’s Attorney Michelle Courier on Friday announced a settlement with crystal manufacturer NDK Crystal Co., fining the company $39,000 and shuttering the plant until the facility is certified by state regulators as safe for operation following the 2009 explosion at the facility … Continue reading »

Senator Ira Silverstein Takes Aim to Ban Four Loko, other Alcohol-Caffeine Drinks

State Senator Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago) this week introduced legislation that would keep all alcohol-caffeine drinks off store shelves in Illinois. Continue reading »

Governor Pat Quinn Ends 1,000% Interest Pay Day Loans as Volume Sags

(Chicago, IL) — June 21, 2010. With a swift scratch of his pen, Governor Pat Quinn yesterday banished 1,000% interest “pay day loans” in Illinois. Quinn signed a bill into law that will increase protections for Illinois residents obtaining consumer installment loans–the volume of which has dropped 20% since 2006–cap interest rates charged by consumer … Continue reading »

Lisa Madigan Launches Google Search; Investigates Personal Information Collection

(Chicago, IL) — June 17, 2010. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is doing a Google search. Madigan yesterday announced that her office is investigating whether Google collected personal information from Illinois residents while gathering data for its popular Street View service. “It is disturbing that Google has been collecting this data since 2007,” Madigan said. … Continue reading »

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