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Illinois lawmakers must be paid despite the state's historic budget impasse, a Cook County judge ruled Thursday, reversing course for both current Democratic Comptroller Susana Mendoza and her predecessor, Republican Leslie Munger.
A Texas judge mulling National Oilwell Varco’s requests for sanctions against a Schlumberger unit and the toss of some jury findings following a two-week trade secrets trial scolded both sides during a hearing Friday, telling the competing equipment and service providers in the oil and gas industry that the case represented a waste of time.
A Kentucky attorney who conspired with an administrative law judge and a psychologist to defraud Social Security of $550 million in disability payments pled guilty in federal court Friday for his role in the scheme, according to a U.S. Department of Justice announcement.
Gov. Bruce Rauner's office confirmed Friday that a vendor contracted with the state's Department of Employment Security had its data breached earlier this month in a hack that touched the data of 1.4 million job seekers in Illinois.
The collapse of Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act leaves GOP lawmakers and President Donald Trump facing strong pressure to help implement a law they have bitterly opposed for years, experts say.