Fair
48°FFairFull Forecast

Ill. attorney general collects nearly $1 billion

Published: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 3:00 a.m. CDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has announced her office collected nearly $1 billion in revenue last year.

Officials say that's a similar amount to yearly revenues brought in since Madigan took office.

The money came through a combination of litigation and collection efforts. About one-third of the money was collected through litigation for damages to state property, child support, unpaid educational loans, fines and penalties. Other significant collections came through tobacco litigation and estate tax revenues.

About $100 million is being paid into the Illinois pension systems following a federal settlement with JPMorgan Chase last year. The bank was found to have misled the state's pensions systems on investments.

Madigan says her offices works to maximize revenue to support critical state programs and services.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
 

National video

Reader Poll

This question is on the Nov. 4 ballot in Paw Paw: "Should the village of Paw Paw adopt an ordinance permitting and regulating the keeping of chickens within the village?" How would you vote?
Yes
No