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Saturday, Jan 13, 2018 at 12:31 PM
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By Shelby Bremer

A Look at the Candidates Running for Ill. Attorney General

These are the 10 candidates - eight Democrats and two Republicans - who have filed to run for Illinois attorney general.View gallery »

  • State Rep. Scott Drury (D)
  • COPA Chief Sharon Fairley (D)
  • Aaron Goldstein (D)
Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 at 1:38 PM
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By Mary Ann Ahern and Shelby Bremer

Who Will, Won't and Might Run for Illinois Attorney General

Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s revelation that she would not seek a fifth term in office sent shockwaves through Illinois’ political circles, with several names floated as potential candidates for the...View gallery »

  • Erika Harold (R) - Yes
  • House Minority Leader Jim Durkin (R) - No
  • Former House Minority Leader Tom Cross (R) - No
Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014 at 11:10 AM
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By Associated Press

Lisa Madigan Testifies on Data Breaches

Lisa Madigan Testifies on Data Breaches

The Illinois Attorney General told members of Congress that federal lawmakers need to take steps to better protect people's personal information. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012 at 10:09 PM
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By Mitchell Grogg

Up to $3M Headed for Foreclosure Mediation

Up to $3M Headed for Foreclosure Mediation

Programs give homeowners a "fighting chance to save their homes": Illinois Attorney General. Read »

About Ward Room
NBC Chicago's award winning politics blog takes a critical look at Illinois' top influence-peddlers, using a mix of news and commentary designed to keep this state's notoriously corruptible politicians honest and accountable.
Who We're Covering
Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel

Foul mouthed, iron-fisted and arrogant. Say hello to Mayor Emanuel.
Bruce Rauner

Bruce Rauner

Bruce Rauner, a multi-millionaire venture capitalist from Winnetka and a Republican, took over the Illinois governor's mansion in 2015 and immediately asked the residents of the state to prepare for some pain.
Michael Madigan

Michael Madigan

Master of the Illinois political universe, behind-the-scenes strong arm, and speaker of the house.
Ed Burke

Ed Burke

Ed Burke has played the stoic counterpart to Mayor Daley's outspoken boss hog since the Mayor took office.
Barack Obama

Barack Obama

He was the President of the United States. But at heart, Barack Obama is a Chicago politician.
Toni Preckwinkle

Toni Preckwinkle

County Board Prez declined to run against Rahm for mayor despite loud calls.
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Phil Rogers Emmy Award-winning reporter with trenchant insight into Chicago's political machinations.
Mary Ann Ahern WMAQ's Political Reporter since 2006, not afraid of a challenge. Read full bio .