Illinois AG raised nearly $1 billion in revenue -

Illinois AG raised nearly $1 billion in revenue

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CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office says it raised nearly $1 billion in state revenue last year through a variety of litigation and the collection of estate-tax revenues.
Madigan's office says in a statement that of more than $922 million generated for state, $236 million came from collecting estate-tax revenues.
Tobacco litigation raised another $284 million.
The attorney general's office represents the state, its officers, boards, agencies and employees in legal matters.
While it raised nearly $1 billion, Madigan's office notes that it operated with an appropriation of around $30 million. It says that was the lowest level of funding from the state's general revenue fund since 1997.
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