Today, our editorial is trending #2 at Forbes - Opinion Most Read...
The IL Attorney General has handcuff, subpoena, and indictment powers. To date, most journalists, media outlets, politicians, and good government groups have given her a pass on accountability.
But, everyone knows that the #1 Manufactured Product in Illinois is corruption. And, Lisa Madigan refuses to do anything about it.
From our Forbes editorial:
She's allowed felons to serve in municipal office; out-of-towners to serve as city alderman; many politicians to hold multiple - and conflicting - offices; a junior college to award more than $4 million in compensation to its president without a lawful board vote; and much more...
Lisa Madigan - daughter of power Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan - first ran for attorney general in 2002 vowing, "It's time that Illinois' highest legal official takes an active, hands-on role in cleaning up government. And I will not let them down."
Madigan said she'd even prosecute her father if he were corrupt. It was tough language and a high promise.
But, now she claims that she doesn't have the statutory power. Really?
We fact checked her. We found that Lisa Madigan does have statutory power - and plenty of it.