She is the daughter of the powerful Illinois House speaker, the state's first female attorney general and a rising star in the Democratic party. Lisa Madigan had a high profile long before Gov. Rod Blagojevich became engulfed in scandal, but the ongoing political soap opera has only elevated her status. Madigan is threatening to file a lawsuit asking the state Supreme Court to declare Blagojevich unfit to hold office if he doesn't resign or get impeached.
Illinois Governor Mess Puts Attorney General in Spotlight
The Associated Press
December 12, 2008