Attorney General Kwame Raoul: New task force will tackle Illinois unemployment insurance fraud
Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand
Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain how his office will partner with the FBI to stop unemployment insurance fraud in Illinois. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3806801/3806801_2021-01-09-010401.64kmono.mp3 Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter: Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @kgfrankenthal Follow @maryvandevelde
City Club of Chicago: Attorney General Kwame Raoul
City Club of Chicago
October 21, 2019 Attorney General Kwame Raoul – State of Illinois http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3690341/City_Club_Kwame_Raoul_2019-10-21-212041.64kmono.mp3 Attorney General Kwame Raoul Attorney General Kwame Raoul was sworn in as the 42nd Attorney General of Illinois in January 2019. Raoul was born in Chicago to Haitian immigrants and brings a lifetime of legal and policy experience, advocacy, and public service to the Office of the Attorney General. Attorney General Raoul earned his undergraduate degree from DePaul University and his juris doctorate from Chicago-Kent College of Law. He began his legal career as a prosecutor in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, handling matters at the trial and appellate level in the criminal, civil and juvenile divisions of the office. He subsequently served as a Senior Staff Attorney for the City Colleges of Chicago, handling primarily labor and employment matters. Raoul has also been a partner at two national law firms, serving in the health care and labor and employment practice groups. In 2004, Attorney General Raoul was appointed to serve as the state senator representing the 13th Legislative District, where he was subsequently re-elected on multiple occasions to represent the district over the last 14 years. In the Senate, Raoul served as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, vice-chair of the Senate Criminal Law Committee and vice-chair of the Sentencing Policy Advisory Commission. As a senator, Raoul led negotiations and sponsored some of the most significant pieces of legislation that have become law over the past decade, including eliminating the death penalty, requiring background checks on private transfers of guns, law enforcement and criminal justice reform, workers’ compensation reform, and some of the strongest voting rights protections in the nation. As a legislator and an attorney, Attorney General Raoul has been dedicated to working towards criminal justice reform in Illinois. In addition to spearheading the abolition of the death penalty, he sponsored numerous diversion and second-chance programs for non-violent offenders and expedited the process of record expungement for juveniles. He pushed through landmark law enforcement reform, including standards for police officer-worn body cameras and a statewide database of officers under investigation. Raoul also passed a comprehensive criminal justice reform package aimed at reducing gun violence by cracking down on repeat offenders while helping first-time violators find their way back into law-abiding society. Raoul has been recognized for his work on behalf of survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, which includes passage of the Safe Homes Act and the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights. Among Attorney General Raoul’s many other achievements in the Senate were expanded opportunities for minority and women-owned financial services firms, legislation protecting student athletes from brain injury due to concussions, the Illinois Voting Rights Act and the addition of a voting rights protection amendment to the Illinois Constitution. He was a leader in expanding Illinois Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act and is known for his work in support of health care access. Raoul is the father of two college students, Che and Mizan.
At Issue: Kwame Raoul, Illinois Attorney General 8/18/2019
At Issue on WBBM Newsradio
Kwame Raoul talks with Craig Dellimore about the range of things the Attorney General’s office is doing, from monitoring and fighting Trump Administration policies on immigrants to pushing on Chicago Police Reform and preparing for the legalization of marijuana. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
76 Kwame Raoul, candidate for Attorney General; Anu Sarda on The Last Weekend
Indivisible Chicago Podcast
LISTEN, SUBSCRIBE, AND RATEEvery week, Indivisible Chicago Podcast host Tom Moss talks to politicians, newsmakers, academics and activists about resisting the Trump agenda. The ICP is also a great way to keep up with what’s happening in Indivisible Chicago.Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts or listen online at IndivisibleChicago.com/podcast.Take a minute to rate us on iTunes. It helps us get the word out about the ICP. https://apple.co/2oR4UlHINDIVISIBLE CHICAGO PODCAST SHOW NOTES AND ACTIONS FOR OCTOBER 29, 2018Opening: Moss’s Hierarchy of Action explained. Segment 1: Kwame Raoul emerged from a packed field of highly qualified Democratic challengers in the March primary for Illinois Attorney General. In eight days, Illinois will choose between the candidate who believes in protecting Obamacare, in LGBTQ rights, and protecting women’s reproductive rights and the one who does not. Segment 2: Anu Sarda from Swing Left and Indivisible Chicago joins to impress upon all of us the need to do a little something extra between now and election day. What are you going to do to help between now and Election Day when every little bit helps. Raise your hand at thelastweekend.org/indivisiblechicago
State Sen. Kwame Raoul, Democratic Candidate for IL Attorney General 9/2/2018
At Issue on WBBM Newsradio
State Lawmaker Kwame Raoul talks with Craig Dellimore about the heated race for Attorney General, and discusses police reform, public corruption, sexual harassment, and people who try to politicize the A.G.'s Office.See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
On this week’s Indivisible Chicago Podcast, Jeff Radue interviews State Senator and candidate for Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul. What would he do to address criminal justice reform is elected? Also, Jen Dean from Chicago Votes joins to discuss GOTV efforts among the youth of the city. Subscribe on iTunes or anywhere you get podcasts. Listen at indivisiblechicago.com/podcast.