A circuit court judge who halted lethal injections in 2010 has declined to lift that injunction, ruling yesterday that a lawsuit brought by death row inmates over Kentucky's execution procedures has some unresolved issues.
Franklin County Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd denied a motion by state corrections officials to lift the injunction that halted executions.
A website similar to Kentucky's health insurance exchange site has been taken down and no longer appears in Google search results after action by Attorney General Jack Conway.
The website was similar to Kentucky's official health insurance exchange site, and Conway's office said yesterday that some consumers trying to find the Kentucky site were landing at the copycat site instead and being given wrong information.
Illinois Central Railroad Company has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor for a number of safety violations and faces more than $100,000 in fines.
The department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration says it began an inspection after observing workers not wearing necessary safety gear while demolishing a Chicago bridge coated with lead-based paint.
The fight over how to address Illinois' pension shortfall is likely to move to the courts following passage of a landmark bill.
The Illinois Legislature approved a measure yesterday to eliminate the state's $100 billion unfunded pension liability by cutting benefits for workers and retirees.
Governor Pat Quinn is expected to sign it promptly. Public employee unions say they'll file a lawsuit if he does. They say it violates a provision of the state constitution that prohibits cutting pension benefits.