IL Attorney General Butts Heads With U.S. Ed Secretary On Number Of Issues

Lisa Madigan
In this Aug. 21, 2014, file photo, Illinois Attorney Gen. Lisa Madigan speaks at a news conference in Chicago. St. Clair County Circuit Judge Robert LeChien denied a request by Madigan to halt state worker paychecks unless lawmakers resolve the state's budget impasse Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 in Belleville, Ill. Rauner has criticized Attorney General Lisa Madigan's legal move, suggesting she wanted to create a "crisis" that would shut down the government. M. Spencer Green / Associated Press
Lisa Madigan
In this Aug. 21, 2014, file photo, Illinois Attorney Gen. Lisa Madigan speaks at a news conference in Chicago. St. Clair County Circuit Judge Robert LeChien denied a request by Madigan to halt state worker paychecks unless lawmakers resolve the state's budget impasse Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 in Belleville, Ill. Rauner has criticized Attorney General Lisa Madigan's legal move, suggesting she wanted to create a "crisis" that would shut down the government. M. Spencer Green / Associated Press

IL Attorney General Butts Heads With U.S. Ed Secretary On Number Of Issues

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has been a polarizing figure since being named to the post by President Trump. Illinois’ Attorney General Lisa Madigan has been outspoken in her opposition to DeVos’ stances on a number of issues, including civil rights for students, and sexual assault policies on college campuses. 

Now, Madigan has joined with 18 other attorney’s general suing DeVos over the elimination of Obama-era reforms regarding for-profit colleges. 

We talk to the AG about her head-to-head battles with DeVos.