Comptroller

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

State Lawmakers To Propose Merging Offices Of Treasurer, Comptroller

Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner could make history when he appoints a new state Comptroller next month. That’s because he or she could be the last state comptroller to serve in Illinois.

12/16/2014

Gavel, Court, Generic Sized Image

Former City Of Chicago Comptroller Pleads Guilty In Kickback Case

Amer Ahmad, 38, of Chicago, pleaded guilty to conspiracy and bribery for using his former Ohio government position to secure “lucrative state business” for a friend.

12/23/2013

Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller in Dixon, Ill. (Credit: Boone County Sheriff)

Dixon Only Gets Fraction Of Money Stolen By Comptroller

The City of Dixon has only gotten back about one-fifth of the tens of millions of dollars. stolen by its former comptroller, authorities say.

05/17/2013

Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller of Dixon, Illinois, arrives at the federal courthouse in Rockford for her arraignment on charges she embezzled $53 million from the town since 1990. (Credit: CBS)

Crundwell Gets Nearly 20 Years For Embezzling $53M From Dixon

The former comptroller in Dixon, Ill., was sentenced Thursday to 19 1/2 years in prison for embezzling $53 million from the town.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2013

Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller of Dixon, Illinois, arrives at the federal courthouse in Rockford for her arraignment on charges she embezzled $53 million from the town since 1990. (Credit: CBS)

Ex-Dixon Comptroller’s Ranch Sold To Nephew

The expansive ranch owned by former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell was sold Friday to her nephew and his wife for more than a million dollars.

02/05/2013

Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller of Dixon, Illinois, arrives at the federal courthouse in Rockford for her arraignment on charges she embezzled $53 million from the town since 1990. (Credit: CBS)

Government Sells Ex-Dixon Comptroller’s Properties For $3M

The U.S. Marshals Service sold three of convicted Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell’s five properties for more than $3 million on Monday.

01/02/2013

This 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster is among the items once owned by Rita Crundwell. (Credit: Apple Auctioneering Co. )

U.S. Auctions More Cars, Boat Owned By Ex-Dixon Comptroller

Items from former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell’s lavish lifestyle continue to be parceled off one piece at a time.

11/20/2012

Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller for the western Illinois town of Dixon, is accused of embezzling $53 million from the town. (Credit: CBS)

Crundwell Admits Embezzling $53M From Dixon Since 1990

Former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $53 million from the city since 1990, and using the money to fund a lavish lifestyle, including a world champion horse breeding business.

CBS Chicago–11/14/2012

Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller of Dixon, Illinois, arrives at the federal courthouse in Rockford for her arraignment on charges she embezzled $53 million from the town since 1990. (Credit: CBS)

Former Dixon Comptroller Requests Public Defender

Former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell wants a public defender to represent her on charges she embezzled millions in public funds.

10/24/2012

Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller of Dixon, Illinois, arrives at the federal courthouse in Rockford for her arraignment on charges she embezzled $53 million from the town since 1990. (Credit: CBS)

Auction Of Ex-Dixon Comptroller’s Horses Continues Monday

Monday is Day 2 of an auction to sell horses that belongs to a former town official who is now in trouble with the law.

09/24/2012

The quarter horses once owned by Dixon's former comptroller will soon be up for sale. (CBS)

Former Dixon Comptroller’s Horses Now Up For Auction

Scores of horses purchased by a government official who’s accused of absconding with millions of dollars can now be yours, if you have the cash.

WBBM Newsradio–09/07/2012

The quarter horses once owned by Dixon's former comptroller will soon be up for sale. (CBS)

Horses Of Former Dixon Comptroller Prepared For Auction

Authorities offered reporters a look inside the ranch Rita Crundwell built from scratch before she was accused of embezzling millions from the city of Dixon.

08/03/2012

Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller of Dixon, Illinois, arrives at the federal courthouse in Rockford for her arraignment on charges she embezzled $53 million from the town since 1990. (Credit: CBS)

Ex-Dixon Comptroller Pleads Not Guilty To $53M Embezzlement Scheme

The former comptroller and treasurer for the western Illinois town of Dixon has pleaded not guilty to charges she stole more than $50 million from the town.

CBS Chicago–05/07/2012

Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller for the western Illinois town of Dixon, is accused of embezzling $53 million from the town. (Credit: CBS)

U.S. Marshals To Sell Off Indicted Dixon Comptroller’s Horses

Federal marshals are now caring for more than 300 champion horses owned by the indicted former longtime comptroller and treasurer for the town of Dixon, Ill.

CBS Chicago–05/04/2012

Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller for the western Illinois town of Dixon, is accused of embezzling $53 million from the town. (Credit: CBS)

Feds: Former Dixon Comptroller Stole $53 Million From Town

Feds who alleged a $30 million embezzlement scheme in Dixon, Illinois, now say the situation was $23 million worse than that.

05/01/2012

Judy Baar Topinka (Photo From Judy Baar Topinka Website)

Topinka: Illinois’ Unpaid Bill Crisis Just Keeps Getting Worse

Illinois keeps falling farther behind on its debt, and Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka says it’s even worse than it appears.

CBS Chicago–01/19/2012

Scales Of Justice

Bellwood Sues Former Comptroller, Says He Mishandled Millions

The western suburb of Bellwood is suing its former comptroller, claiming he mishandled the village’s money to benefit himself and other employees.

CBS Chicago–12/23/2011

At Chicago City Hall Outside The Mayor's Office. (AP Photo)

Report: City Succeeding In Collecting Outstanding Debt

The Emanuel Administration’s crackdown on scofflaws within the ranks of its own employees seems to be paying off.

CBS Chicago–11/18/2011

Toni Preckwinkle

Preckwinkle Fires County Comptroller After Audit

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle says it was more a matter of negligence than anything criminal that led her to fire of the county comptroller.

WBBM Newsradio–10/06/2011

Judy Baar Topinka (Photo From Judy Baar Topinka Website)

Topinka: State Can’t Keep Borrowing

Critics say the State of Illinois is robbing Peter to pay Paul in its plans to borrow money to balance the state budget, and now, Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka is calling for major changes.

CBS Chicago–04/28/2011