WBEZ Archives: Lisa Madigan's First Step Towards Public Office

Lisa Madigan
"Chicago has a long history fraught with tragedies followed by failed attempts at reform," said Illinois' Attorney General Lisa Madigan. "The result is broken trust between communities and the police." Shannon Heffernan/WBEZ
Lisa Madigan
"Chicago has a long history fraught with tragedies followed by failed attempts at reform," said Illinois' Attorney General Lisa Madigan. "The result is broken trust between communities and the police." Shannon Heffernan/WBEZ

WBEZ Archives: Lisa Madigan's First Step Towards Public Office

Originally aired January 26, 1998.

Outgoing Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan was one of the budding politicians invited to speak on a panel titled "Why Seek Public Office?" At the time, she was running for her first elected position as State Senator. 

Note: an NPR newscast has been edited out.