Capital residents see Lisa Madigan departure as 'great news'
For the most part, Springfield-area residents expressed their delight on WICS ABC's Facebook page following word that Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan will not be seeking re-election.
Madigan made the announcement on Friday, Sept. 15.
“Great news for the state of Illinois,” Sheryl Koehler wrote.
“Good call who would want to ride a sinking ship,” Derrick Smith posted.
"Good. Get rid of her and her corrupt dad and Illinois might start having a chance to recover enough to really fight back," Gary Vaughn posted. "But we need a lot more conservative officials in office. Illinois has been a blue state a long time. Where has that got us??"
But not everyone was convinced that Madigan had been a poor advocate.
“Lisa came to my rescue after running daycare in my home for 17 years they decided that they could put a new meter on my home and was charging me the same they charged Walmart," Annette Gay posted. “They said I was a business. My last resort was Lisa! And within three days of personally speaking with her they had to remove it and go back and charge me the correct amount. I couldn’t thank her enough!”
Madigan has said she does not intend to seek a different office.
“She will run for Governor and Chicago will vote her in, it will be a sad, sad, sad day,” Kathy Laschanszky wrote. “So glad I moved our of the most corrupt state in the USA!”
Madigan has been the attorney general for 14 years. Her term will end in 2019.