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Volkswagen defeats IL's $1B lawsuit over emissions cheating; judge says fed law doesn't permit state action

By Scott Holland | Jun 8, 2018

Saying federal law does not allow the lawsuit to continue, a Cook County judge has dismissed a legal action, potentially worth $1 billion, the Illinois Attorney General’s office had brought against Volkswagen over technology designed to cheat emissions testing systems.

Madigan opposes release of 2014 IG report discussing clout, says not relevant to suit over 'sham candidates'

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jun 5, 2018

Illinois’ powerful Speaker of the House Michael J. Madigan has formally joined the court fight to prevent a former candidate who is suing the speaker and some of his political allies, from obtaining the release of a 2014 inspector general’s report his lawyer says is needed to substantiate the ex-candidate’s claims, by shedding light on how Madigan’s political organization operates.

Illinois attorney general's billions in collections part of job, also something to be watched: Economics prof

By John Sammon | Jun 5, 2018

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced her office has brought in more than $14 billion in collections since she took office in 2003, including $864 million in 2017. But how much of the mission of the attorney general falls under collecting money for the state?

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