Man arrested after Madigan threat

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan speaks at a conference in Springfield. (AP)

September 16, 2011 2:08:35 PM PDT
A registered sex offender is accused of making a threat against Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan.

The threat was allegedly made in a written legal brief filed by Maurice Pennington. A spokesperson for Attorney General Madigan says Pennington made the threat in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the law that requires him to register as a sex offender.