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2:00pm
Fri Jul 22, 2011

Big Banks, Wall Street Win Big This Week

It’s been a great week for big banks and corporate giants -- and a bad week for consumers and ordinary citizens everywhere.

The U.S. House passed a bill that cuts into the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and here in Illinois, Attorney General Lisa Madigan was named one of the main negotiators working with big banks for immunity in civil courts over foreclosure law suits.

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4:11pm
Mon Jun 13, 2011

Madigan On Health Care Reform (UPDATED)

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is headlining a fundraiser for the advocacy group Campaign for Better Health Care in Chicago this evening. While Madigan is expected to discuss her push for consumer protection in a soon-to-be established health exchange program, the AG is also set to address the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as it is gradually implemented in the state.

This comes as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta heard oral arguments last week in a class action lawsuit against the ACA. The suit, State of Florida v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, challenges the constitutionality of the Obama administration's signature health care reform law.

 

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1:26pm
Fri May 20, 2011

Interest-Rate Swaps: The Truth About Chicago's “Rotten Deals” (VIDEO)

Progress Illinois is breaking down the truth about the complicated interest-rate swaps with big banks that costs the city of Chicago $74.2 million each year.
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by dradmin
12:33pm
Wed Mar 2, 2011

Insurer To Pay Out $25 Million For Fraud Allegations

Earlier today, we posted a story that reviews some of the dynamics -- increased enrollment, managed care, possible cuts, new treatment efforts -- swirling around the state's Medicaid program.

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by Micah Maidenberg
12:33pm
Wed Mar 2, 2011

Insurer To Pay Out $25 Million For Fraud Allegations

Earlier today, we posted a story that reviews some of the dynamics -- increased enrollment, managed care, possible cuts, new treatment efforts -- swirling around the state's Medicaid program.

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by Robert Dietz
4:37pm
Mon Feb 28, 2011

Bill Introduced To Strengthen State's Prevailing Wage Law

Violating the prevailing wage laws in Illinois could be a felony if a bill pushed by Attorney General Lisa Madigan makes it through the General Assembly. Last week, Madigan announced that her office will work with State Rep.

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by Adam Doster
12:05pm
Fri Nov 19, 2010

The Salaries Of Our Leaders

In the past, we've poked fun at the Illinois Policy Institute's "Spotlight on Spending" series in which the conservative think tank "highlights wasteful or inefficient programs and spending." This week, the group came out with a new white paper comparing the pay of Illinois' consti

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