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…
Thursday, January 5, 2012
The owner of Northbrook-based Acceptance Financial denies charges of fraud from the attorney general's office.
After the attorney general’s office filed suit against his home loan modification company, one Northbrook businessman says he’s the target of a witch hunt. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed suit in Cook County Circuit Court two weeks ago against Anatoly Nirshberg and his business, Acceptance Financial, charging them with fraud and deceptive practices. According to the attorney general’s office, Nirshberg and his company took payments from homeowners seeking loan modifications, then never followed through on their promise to help. But Nirshberg feels like he’s been targeted unfairly. His business was among 50 the attorney general’s office filed suit against as part of a crackdown on home mortgage “rescue” scams. And he doesn’t …
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 …
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Illinois Commerce Commission approves delivery rate hike.
The Illinois Commerce Commission on Tuesday approved a rate hike for ComEd. Crain's Chicago Business reports the $156 million rate hike is roughly half of what the utility giant originally sought: ComEd initially asked for a $396-million rate hike when it filed its proposal with the ICC last June. That would have increased the average household electric bill 7%, the utility said then. On Tuesday, the commission granted ComEd an increase in the amount it charges to deliver electricity to homes and commercial customers. The hike equals about a $3.15 increase to a ComEd customer's monthly bill, according to the Chicago Tribune. Reacting to the developments, the Citizens Utility Board, a nonprofit energy watchdog group, issued a statement …