Friday, May 10, 2013
Lisa Madigan is suing an Antioch-based company for home repair fraud involving storm victims from Highland Park and other communities.
Friday, May 10
Attorney General Lisa Madigan today filed a lawsuit against a Chicago area “storm chaser” home repair firm for failing to complete contracted projects and for failing to pay its supplier, resulting in thousands of dollars of liens put on customers’ homes. Madigan filed the lawsuit this week in Lake County Circuit Court against Perfect Restorations, based in Antioch, and company owners James Novack, James Hauser and Bruce Faber. Homeowners in Highland Park and the following communities were allegedly defauded by Perfect Restorations: Antioch, Grayslake, Gurnee, Ingleside, Lake In The Hills, Lake Villa, Lindenhurst, Round Lake Beach and Schaumburg. The lawsuit alleges Perfect Restorations marketed its services to homeowners in need of …
Monday, April 29, 2013
The community is invited to the Immigration Assistance Program event on May 4 at Highland Park High School, hosted by the Illinois Attorney General's Office.
The City of Highland Park in conjunction with the Office of the Illinois Attorney General presents an opportunity to learn more about the Immigration Assistance Program at an informational event on Saturday, May 4 at 9:30 a.m. at Highland Park High School at 433 Vine St., in the Commons Room. "This is a great opportunity for residents to bring any specific questions they may have about their rights as well as immigration reform," said Mayor Nancy R. Rotering. A team of Attorney General staff will present in English and in Spanish on a multitude of topics to include renters’ rights, employee rights, fair housing and drivers licenses for immigrants as well as specific information about access to college. Updates concerning the new …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan joined the multi-state $29 million settlement with Toyota Motor Corporation over its failure to alert motorists to dangerous acceleration safety defects.
Thursday, February 14
Attorney General Lisa Madigan today joined a $29 million, multi-state settlement with Toyota Motor Corporation over its failure to alert motorists to dangerous safety defects that caused millions of vehicles to unintentionally accelerate. “In spite of the evidence that millions of vehicles had serious defects, Toyota continued to promote and sell cars that put its customers in great danger,” Madigan said. Madigan and the states allege Toyota officials were aware of the defects that caused millions of its vehicles, including the Camry, Corolla and Prius, to unintentionally accelerate but failed to alert the public and continued to market and advertise Toyota vehicles as safe. The defects led to wide-ranging recalls of its vehicles in late …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Some politicians have shared their ideas of how to curb gun violence. Now we invite you to jump into the discussion and share your thoughts in the comment section.
As Vice President Joe Biden prepares to meet with the National Rifle Association and other gun-ownership groups for talks at the White House Thursday, many politicians have voiced what they think should be done to curb gun violence. Among those politicians are several North Shore village mayors and presidents who recently joined Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to call for stronger gun regulation as part of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a coalition aimed at cracking down on illegal guns. The coalition recently aired a commercial featuring Roxanna Green, the mother of one of those killed in the 2011 Tucson shootings, urging people to sign a petition on www.DemandAPlan.org. Below is a look at how other state and local leaders are taking action in…
Sunday, April 29, 2012
The Illinois Attorney General served on a guest panel on the topic.
Sunday, April 29, 2012
The below information comes from District 112. Elm Place Middle School seventh grade social studies students got a visit from a high-profile guest last Friday when Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan came to serve on a guest panel that heard the students present research about bullying. Want Highland Park news in your inbox every morning? Subscribe to Patch's newsletter. The students conducted their research as part of the Project Citizen Program, a national program designed to teach civics education by having students identify a community issue, research it and propose possible solutions. This is the 11th year that Elm Place students have participated in Project Citizen, and the second year in a arrow that they chose bullying as …
Monday, November 28, 2011
Ninety-one kids products have been recalled this year. Are any on your shopping list?
Though most recalled toys are yanked from store shelves, some find their way onto resale websites and eventually into the home. If you're shopping for holiday gifts online, it's something to keep in mind. To help diminish the risk of allowing a defunct or dangerous product into your household, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has once again issued her Safe Shopping Guide, a 42-page PDF document packed with photos and product descriptions of products recalled in 2011. It's available at the Illinois Attorney General's website and is attached here as a PDF. “This guide is an easy-to-use resource for parents who are already busy enough without monitoring the dizzying number of recalls and dangerous products. I encourage everyone to use …