Many in Peoria offer to hold door open for outgoing Lisa Madigan
Many Peoria-area residents greeted the news that Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan will not seek re-election to a fifth term with a mixture of glee and trepidation on station 25 News' Facebook page recently.
“Best news I’ve heard all week,” William Mount posted.
“Well, at least that’s one Madigan out of Illinois politics," Mike Wheat commented. "Disappointed that it’s her and not her father that’s moving on,"
Madigan’s father is House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago).
“She’ll probably be announcing her run for the Governor’s seat in a couple of weeks,” John Pierce II posted.
“If she becomes governor I am moving," Brian Vonderheide wrote. "Mark my words."
“Now get her corrupt father out of there,” Jamie Ochoa posted.
“Good – she need to take her father with her,” Kimberly Hilger added.
But the criticism was not universal, with some saying Lisa Madigan had done some good work, even if her father has had too long a hold on power.
“Lisa Madigan got our money back for us when a local business man screwed us over,” Darlene Handegan posted.
“Maybe her heart is in the right spot but her Dad has ruined this state,” Mike Wunder stated.
Lisa Madigan has been the attorney general for 14 years. Her term will end in January 2019.