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Remembering Judy Baar Topinka: “Judy Had No Rival”

The people who knew the late Judy Baar Topinka best were gathering Wednesday to share stories and celebrate her life, a week after the longtime Illinois politician died of complications from a stroke.

12/17/2014

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Illinois State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka Dies At 70

Illinois State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, a brash pioneer for women in Illinois politics, died early Wednesday, less than a day after suffering a stroke

12/10/2014

Democratic state Sen. Michael Frerichs (left) defeated Republican state Rep. Tom Cross (right) in the 2014 race for Illinois State Treasurer. (Photos supplied to CBS)

Cross Concedes Treasurer’s Race To Frerichs

Cross released a statement Wednesday saying he called and congratulated Frerichs, a state senator from Champaign.

11/19/2014

Ballots

With Treasurer’s Race Tightening, Cross Campaign Claims Possible Vote Fraud

A week after Election Day, the race for Illinois State Treasurer is growing extremely tight, with the two leading candidates separated by just a few hundred votes. Now, charges of vote fraud have started to fly.

11/11/2014

Dan Rutherford

Former Rutherford Aide’s Lawyer Compares Treasurer To Mob Boss

The attorney for a former aide to Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford claimed the former candidate for governor acted like a “mob boss,” by intimidating employees to work on his campaign, and that of 2012 presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.

06/12/2014

Ed Michalowski talks with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine. (CBS)

Judge Dismisses Sexual Harassment Suit Filed By Former Rutherford Aide

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing state treasurer and failed Republican candidate for governor Dan Rutherford of sexually harassing a former top aide, and pressuring him to perform campaign work on government time.

06/04/2014

Illinois House Republican Leader Tom Cross (Credit: CBS)

House GOP Leader Cross Announces Run For State Treasurer

Cross, who faces a Republican opponent in the March primary, had considered seeking the state’s attorney general post, but the former prosecutor changed course after Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan decided to seek re-election.

09/18/2013

New doors at the Statehouse. (CBS)

$670K Doors At State Capitol Inspire Jeers

Illinois State Treasurer and Republican candidate for governor Dan Rutherford has disavowed the controversial the $50 million dollar renovation going on at the Illinois State Capitol building in Springfield, including expensive new doors at three entrances.

09/05/2013

Illinois House Republican Leader Tom Cross (Credit: CBS)

House GOP Leader Cross Stepping Down To Run For Treasurer

The representative from Oswego is informing House Republicans of his future plans Wednesday morning in a call.

08/21/2013

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Treasurer Warns Of Imitation Unclaimed Property Websites

A lot of people are checking unclaimed property sites to see if there’s an old paycheck, jewelry or other forgotten wealth awaiting them, but the Illinois state treasurer’s office is warning that some sites might not be legitimate.

08/10/2013

Gold South African krugerrand coins

Nearly 19,000 Unclaimed Items Up For Auction By Treasurer’s Office

The Illinois State Treasurer’s office has some Christmas gift suggestions: unclaimed property that will be auctioned off online later this month.

11/15/2012

Illinois Republican delegates line up to board a bus to the Republican National Convention on Aug. 28, 2012. The bus from their hotel to the convention showed up an hour late. (Credit: CBS)

Rough Start For Illinois Delegation At GOP Convention

For Illinois GOP delegates, getting to the Republican National Convention in Tampa was a pain on Tuesday, but once inside, the delegation’s chairman had a little fun.

CBS Chicago–08/28/2012

Illinois State Capitol

State Treasurer To Give Tours Of Vault At Capitol

For the second year in a row, the public has a chance to see the inside of the Illinois Treasurer’s vault at the state Capitol in Springfield.

WBBM Newsradio–07/06/2012

Surrounded by members of his family, Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum announces he will be suspending his campaign during a press conference at the Gettysburg Hotel on April 10, 2012 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Santorum's three-year-old daughter, Bella, became ill over the Easter holiday and poll numbers showed he was losing to Mitt Romney in his home state of Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

Santorum Drops Out; Romney Campaign Credits Illinois With Helping Seal The Deal

Rick Santorum dropped out of the Republican race for president on Tuesday, clearing the way for a showdown between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney in November. The head of Romney’s campaign in Illinois credited this state as having a big influence in Santorum’s decision to end his bid for the GOP nomination.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn Budget Address

Quinn Budget To Rely On Facility Closures, Medicaid Cuts

It’s going to be painful. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn was putting the finishing touches Tuesday night on what can only be called a bad news budget; one which might stop the bleeding, but does little to treat the wound.

02/21/2012

Dan Rutherford

Treasurer Rutherford: State Government Lacks Long-Range Planning

Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford says it’s time for long-range planning to come to government, and the state should be run more like a business.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2012

Illinois State Capitol

State’s Unclaimed Property Auction Underway

If your life lacks a mint sheet of Elvis Presley Stamps, a Davy Crockett Pencil Set or a five pound silver coin, the State of Illinois has the answer with an on-line auction running through Sunday.

CBS Chicago–12/08/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Illinois Pols React To Blago’s Sentence: ‘Tough, But Fair’

Illinois politicians were quick to weigh in after former Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in prison on Wednesday for his corruption convictions, largely saying they hope it puts an end to corruption in the governor’s office.

CBS Chicago–12/07/2011

Dan Rutherford

State Treasurer Auctioning Off Some Unclaimed Items

The Illinois State Treasurer’s vault at the state Capitol is running out of room, and Treasurer Dan Rutherford is now auctioning some of the assets online.

WBBM Newsradio–12/06/2011

Identity Theft

Thousands Of ‘Bright Directions’ Letters Reveal Social Security Numbers

A college savings program sponsored by the Illinois State Treasurer’s office has sent out more than 36,000 letters that had the recipient’s Social Security number on the outside of the envelope.

WBBM Newsradio–11/15/2011

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