Jerry Stermer

Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans (left) will swear in Jerry Stermer (right) as Illinois State Comptroller, succeeding the late Judy Baar Topinka. Stermer has been serving as Gov. Pat Quinn's chief of staff. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Appoints Top Aide Jerry Stermer As Topinka Successor

Gov. Pat Quinn has tapped his budget director, Jerry Stermer, as temporary successor to the late Judy Baar Topinka as state comptroller.

12/19/2014

Illinois State Capitol

Illinois Lawmakers Warned About State’s Fiscal Cliff

Congress isn’t the only government body facing a “financial cliff.” Illinois lawmakers also are being warned about the state’s dire financial situation, which could get even worse if the federal government has to slash funding to the states.

WBBM Newsradio–11/15/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Quinn To Appoint Panel To Examine State’s Pension Program

Gov. Pat Quinn says he is going to create a new working group to examine the state’s troubled pension system and recommend changes.

WBBM Newsradio–12/20/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn Re-Hires Controversial Ex-Chief Of Staff

Gov. Pat Quinn has re-hired his controversial former chief of staff, who resigned a few months ago amid an ethics probe.

CBS Chicago–11/23/2010