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- Illinois Judge Rules In Favor Of Lawmakers Seeking PayCHICAGO (AP) — A judge has ruled that Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza must pay lawmakers even though the state doesn’t have a budget. Cook County Circuit Judge Rodolfo Garcia ruled in favor of Illinois legislators on Thursday, citing a 2014 law passed after then-Gov. Pat Quinn withheld paychecks over pension reform. Mendoza said she planned to comply with the order. She also said she would ask her lawyers to appeal the judge’s ruling. A group of Democratic lawmakers last year filed a lawsuit against then-state Comptroller Leslie Munger. They argued she and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner were holding up legislators’ paychecks for political leverage. Legislators haven’t been paid since June. Several have been vocal about their disdain over not getting paid amid the state’s budget impasse. (© 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) ..... Read More.5 mins ago
- London Attack: American Kurt Cochran named 3rd victimKurt and Melissa Cochran from West Bountiful, Utah, were on Westminster Bridge when the terrorist struck them at around 2.40pm. Mr Cochran died and his wife is in hospital with a broken leg and rib. ..... Read More.6 mins ago
- Pregnant Lyft driver went into labor on the jobMary Joy Clarence Cabarle was nine months pregnant when she started experiencing contractions while she was driving for Lyft in Chicago, Illinois, last July. ..... Read More.6 mins ago
- 75-year-old man dies following London terror attack A 75-year-old man has died following yesterday's terror attack in Westminster. ..... Read More.6 mins ago
- London attack: Victim named as Aysha FradeAysha Frade, 43, was on her way to meet her two daughters, aged eight and 11, when she appears to have been thrown under a bus while husband John was at work. ..... Read More.8 mins ago
- Lawmakers reject plan to expand casinos in North DakotaBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Republicans who control the North Dakota House rejected their leader’s plan Thursday to more than double the number of casinos in the state, a push some lawmakers viewed as a threat of payback against American Indian tribes for protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Under the proposal by Majority Leader Al […] ..... Read More.8 mins ago