Illinois State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka Dies At 70Illinois State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, a brash pioneer for women in Illinois politics, died early Wednesday, less than a day after suffering a stroke
Vallas Ready And Willing To Be Quinn's 'Second Banana'Former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas made it clear Tuesday he has no problem being Gov. Pat Quinn’s “second banana” as his running mate in next year’s election, saying he’s focused on serving the state.
Topinka Announces Re-Election Bid For Illinois ComptrollerIllinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, a Republican, has declared her run for re-election next year.
Simon To Run For State ComptrollerLt. 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.
Lt. Governor Simon Calls For Equal Pay For Women At RallyThe Lieutenant Governor of Illinois says there's been progress for women, but not enough in terms of pay at an equal pay for women rally in downtown Chicago.
Lt. Gov.: Community Colleges Are Falling ShortIllinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon says the state’s community colleges are falling short, and has some suggestions for improvement.
Simon Wants High Schools To Require More MathIllinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon wants to require high school students to take more math classes.
Lt. Gov. Wants To Cut College Dropout RateIllinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon has a lofty goal – to ensure 60 percent of the state’s working-age adults are college-educated by 2025.
Quinn: 'Fiscal Crisis' Will Be FixedAs he was sworn in today for his first full term, Gov. Pat Quinn conceded that the state is in a "fiscal crisis."