Editorial: Endorsements for Illinois Governor and other Constitutional Officers
Lisa Madigan-D v. Mike Schimpf-R: Attorney General Lisa Madigan has led a non-ending, aggressive effort to back the interests of Illinois consumers against Illinois companies on such issues as electricity rates, phone cramming, cell phone fraud, identify theft, debt settlement, etc. In a major ethics reform, Madigan spearheaded legislation that prohibits private meetings between Illinois Commerce Commissioners and utility company representatives. Madigan helped to create the A.G.’s Public Access Counselor to reinforce compliance with the Freedom of Information Act and the Open Meetings Act. Madigan has earned another term. Madigan is endorsed.