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  • March 24, 2017

    Ill. Lawmakers Must Be Paid Despite Budget Impasse: Judge

    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.

  • March 24, 2017

    1.4 Million Illinois Job Seekers' Info Potentially Hacked

    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.

  • March 24, 2017

    Bribing Of Chicago Official Lands Vendor 7-Year Sentence

    A federal judge on Friday sentenced an Illinois businessman to seven years in prison for bribing the former head of Chicago's public school system into awarding him over $20 million in city contracts, with the judge saying he believed the businessman acted "out of greed, not need."

  • March 24, 2017

    Home Depot Must Face Suit Over Employee's Murder: 7th Circ.

    The Seventh Circuit on Friday revived a case seeking to hold Home Depot responsible for the murder and rape of a pregnant employee at an offsite event, saying that the home improvement chain allowed the murderer to have supervision over the employee even after it knew he had a history of harassing female subordinates.

  • March 24, 2017

    Baker Urges 7th Circ. To End Ex-Employee's Retaliation Suit

    Baker & McKenzie Thursday asked the Seventh Circuit to reject a former secretary’s retaliation complaint, saying she was rehashing a complaint dismissed four years ago.

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