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.


Dan Rutherford

Rutherford’s Office Won’t Release Independent Report On Misconduct Allegations

Dan Rutherford spokeswoman Judy Pardonnet said Thursday that the information now will only be released through the courts.


File photo of baseball. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Man Charged With Stealing $80K From Youth Baseball League

A north suburban youth baseball treasurer has been charged with writing about $80,000 worth of organization checks to himself.


Cook County government seal (CBS)

Cook County Tax Bills To Offer Unflattering Look At Local Government Finances

Treasurer Maria Pappas has outed the towns, school districts and other taxing bodies with balance sheets that will make you cringe. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.


Stack of cash (CBS)

2 Investigators: Township Schools Treasurer Gets Questionable $539K Payment

CBS 2’s Pam Zekman and the Better Government Association investigate.


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

City Hall

Treasurer Neely: Credit Downgrade Won’t Affect City Finances

Chicago Treasurer Stephanie Neely is trying to reassure residents that the nation’s downgraded credit will not harm city finances.

WBBM Newsradio–08/08/2011

Dan Rutherford (Photo From Facebook)

Union Objects To Treasurer’s Pension Reform Plan

The union representing many state employees disagrees strongly with Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford’s plan to require state workers to contribute more to their pensions.

WBBM Newsradio–04/21/2011

2 Investigators/BGA

Is Treasurer Maria Pappas Wasting Your Tax Dollars?

She has a driver who makes $94,000 a year and a cleaning lady making $57,000 a year. Is Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas wasting tax dollars?

CBS 2–01/12/2011

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias

Spokeswoman: Giannoulias Not Running For Mayor

Alexi Giannoulias says contrary to reports that surfaced Friday morning, he is not running for mayor.

CBS Chicago–11/12/2010

Dan Rutherford (Photo From Facebook)

Republican Rutherford Is Elected Treasurer

Longtime Republican legislator Dan Rutherford has won his bid to become Illinois’ next treasurer.