Judy Baar Topinka
GOP lawmakers say the idea for the 2016 contest is a purely political move to help Democrats capture the seat. The late Judy Baar Topinka was a Republican.
Governor-elect Bruce Rauner announced Monday that he will appoint Leslie Munger to the state comptroller office, filling the vacancy left by the death of Judy Baar Topinka.
Gov. Pat Quinn has tapped his budget director, Jerry Stermer, as temporary successor to the late Judy Baar Topinka as state comptroller.
Gov. Pat Quinn was moving to call a special session of the Illinois General Assembly next month to vote on legislation to set up a special election in 2016 for the Illinois State Comptroller’s office.
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.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan urged lawmakers Monday to let voters choose a replacement for the late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka in 2016 after outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn and Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner make separate appointments to fill the job in the interim.
Gov. Pat Quinn said the people of Illinois should reflect on the life of the late Judy Baar Topinka before there’s any public discussion about appointing her successor as state comptroller.
CHICAGO (CBS) — Politicians across the state are paying tribute to Illinois State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, who has died at age 70. The first woman to be elected Illinois State Treasurer and Illinois State […]
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
Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka is warning of “a $2 billion collapse” next year when the state’s temporary income tax increase begins to roll back.
Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon, who is running for Illinois State Comptroller, had some praise for Gov. Pat Quinn’s budget plan on Friday, but she stopped short of endorsing his plan to make a 2011 income tax hike permanent.
In a case of dueling transparency, both the comptroller and her challenger introduced new programs to let taxpayers know where their money is and where it’s going, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
Marches and rallies are being held across the country today, to pressure Congress to get back to work and to pass the immigration reform bill that cleared the Senate
Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, a Republican, has declared her run for re-election next year.
Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon ended five months of uncertainty about her political future on Wednesday by launching her 2014 bid for Illinois state comptroller, likely setting her up for a tough race against one of the state’s most successful Republican officeholders.
Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka said Thursday that she has no choice but to withhold lawmakers’ paychecks, citing a precedent-setting court case that bars her from paying state employees without a budget appropriation or court order.
Illinois State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka threw her support behind Senate President John Cullerton’s pension plan on Tuesday, calling it the best bet for solving the state’s $100 billion pension crisis.
It’s being hailed as one of the most workable solutions to the state’s $95 billion dollar pension mess, and it could get a vote this week.
One by one they were called out, 14 firefighters, all of them women. During this, women’s History Month, State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka homered them for climbing the ranks.
Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka says the state will face devastating consequences if the federal government goes over the fiscal cliff.