Rauner Orders State To Divert 'Fair Share' Fees From UnionsIllinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, dogged in attempts to eliminate fees paid to unions by workers who choose not to join, has instructed state agencies to divert money from nonunion employee paychecks away from organized labor until a judge settles the matter.
Quinn Appoints Top Aide Jerry Stermer As Topinka SuccessorGov. Pat Quinn has tapped his budget director, Jerry Stermer, as temporary successor to the late Judy Baar Topinka as state comptroller.
Quinn Calling For Special Session To Set Up Special Election For Topinka's SeatGov. 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.
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.
AG Madigan Weighs In On Topinka VacancyIllinois 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.
Quinn In No Rush To Appoint Topinka's SuccessorGov. 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.
Remembering Judy Baar Topinka: Outspoken Illinois Trailblazer, "Polka Queen"
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
Topinka: Looming $2B Drop In Revenue A 'Heart Attack' For State FinancesIllinois 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.
Simon Non-Committal On Quinn's Income Tax PlanLt. 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.
Sheriff's Deputies, State Comptroller Checking Harvey's Financial RecordsCook County Sheriff's deputies and auditors with the Illinois State Comptroller’s office took the unprecedented step of going into Harvey’s city hall to check financial records, and make sure it files overdue audits.
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.
Topinka Won't Pay Lawmakers' Salaries, But Slams Quinn Veto As 'Blackmail'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.
Topinka: Cullerton Pension Plan 'A Pretty Good Compromise'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.
State Worker: State Docking My Pay, Even After I Paid Off DebtThe city of Chicago has been going after state employees who owe money for unpaid parking tickets by taking money out of their paychecks, but one such employee said when the city got what it was owed from her, the state kept docking her paycheck.