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  • Quinn names longtime aide Stermer to succeed Topinka as comptroller

    Quinn names longtime aide Stermer to succeed Topinka as comptroller
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Friday appointed a longtime friend and aide to succeed the late Judy Baar Topinka as Illinois comptroller, saying Jerry Stermer will serve for just three weeks until new statewide office holders are sworn in Jan. 12. The...
  • Quinn taps aide to fill Topinka seat — for 3 weeks

    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Friday appointed a longtime friend and aide to succeed the late Judy Baar Topinka as Illinois comptroller, saying Jerry Stermer will serve for just three weeks until new statewide officeholders are sworn in Jan. 12. The...
  • Quinn wants special election in 2016 on Topinka vacancy

    Quinn wants special election in 2016 on Topinka vacancy
    Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn isn’t leaving office without waging at least one more battle against Republican successor Bruce Rauner, ordering lawmakers on Thursday to return to Springfield Jan. 8 to decide whether voters should get to pick a new...
  • Gov. Quinn's last stand (stunt)

    Gov. Quinn's last stand (stunt)
    Well, he certainly isn't leaving quietly. Gov. Pat Quinn, who lost his re-election bid last month, announced Thursday that he's calling the lame duck General Assembly to Springfield for a special session on Jan. 8, just a few days before a new...
  • With comptroller pick, will Quinn be a statesman or hack?

    With comptroller pick, will Quinn be a statesman or hack?
    Another dispatch from Somebody Nobody Asked™, America's pre-eminent unsolicited advice columnist. Dear Gov. Pat Quinn: As your last significant act in office, appoint Tom Cross as state comptroller to fill the vacancy created by the unexpected...
  • Rauner complains about agencies' new bids for funds

    Rauner complains about agencies' new bids for funds
    SPRINGFIELD — Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner balked Tuesday at the size of requests from state agencies to boost the current budget, saying approval of their bids for up to $760 million would cause a bigger backlog in the state paying its bills....
  • Sanguinetti steps down from Wheaton City Council

    Sanguinetti steps down from Wheaton City Council
    Illinois Lieutenant Governor-elect Evelyn Pacino Sanguinetti on Monday night resigned from the Wheaton City Council, effective immediately. Elected lieutenant governor last month as the running mate for Governor-elect Bruce Rauner and scheduled to be...
  • Rauner inaugural events: $25,000 to be a lead sponsor, $125 for concert

    Rauner inaugural events: $25,000 to be a lead sponsor, $125 for concert
    Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner has announced the first details of next month's inaugural festivities, including an offer of lead sponsorships at $25,000 and dinner at $1,000 per person. "We are planning for an open and accessible event that everyone...
  • Speaker Madigan, tear down this wall

     Speaker Madigan, tear down this wall
    "She's the blond. I'm the redhead." —State Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka, explaining in 1997 the scant difference between her office and that of state Comptroller Loleta Didrickson. In a better place and time, politicians would focus this week...
  • Rauner opposes special election for comptroller

    Rauner opposes special election for comptroller
    Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner on Monday dismissed the idea of holding a special election for Illinois comptroller following Judy Baar Topinka's death, saying a legal analysis by the attorney general makes it clear he can appoint a replacement to...
  • Sheila Simon: Appoint treasurer-elect Mike Frerichs as comptroller

    Sheila Simon: Appoint treasurer-elect Mike Frerichs as comptroller
    Illinois needs a comptroller, and the opportunity to appoint one is an opportunity to consolidate two state offices. With the sudden death last week of Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, I recommend that Gov. Pat Quinn and Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner...