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Judy Baar Topinka

Judy Baar Topinka
Republican Judy Baar Topinka is the Illinois State Comptroller after being elected on Nov. 2, 2010. She is the former Illinois State Treasurer, having served from 1995 to 2007. Topinka lost to Rod Blagojevich in the Illinois governor's race in 2006.
Republican Judy Baar Topinka is the Illinois State Comptroller after being elected on Nov. 2, 2010. She is the former Illinois State Treasurer, having served from 1995 to 2007. Topinka lost to Rod Blagojevich in the Illinois governor's race in 2006. « Show less

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  • Quinn gets backing from both statewide teachers' unions

    Quinn gets backing from both statewide teachers' unions
    Gov. Pat Quinn today formally received the backing of the Illinois Federation of Teachers, which joined the Illinois Education Association in endorsing the Democratic governor over Republican challenger Bruce Rauner. The IFT’s endorsement was not a...
  • New Rauner attack ad relies on made-up headlines

    New Rauner attack ad relies on made-up headlines
    Bruce Rauner debuted his latest attack ad against Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday — a TV spot called “Headlines” that relies in part on independent news stories but features headlines the Republican’s campaign made up and...
  • Too many governments? Downstate has the biggest share

     Too many governments? Downstate has the biggest share
    Few places in Illinois vote more reliably Republican than Iroquois County, home to 1,120 square miles of mostly corn and soybean fields, 28,982 residents and, according to state records, 218 distinct units of government — one for every 133...
  • Major teachers union backs Quinn over Rauner

    Major teachers union backs Quinn over Rauner
    The Illinois Education Association, one of the state’s two major teacher’s unions, voted today to endorse Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn for re-election over Republican challenger Bruce Rauner. The decision by the IEA, which represents teachers...
  • Feds looking at Quinn's anti-violence program

    Feds looking at Quinn's anti-violence program
    SPRINGFIELD — Federal authorities have requested information about Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s $55 million anti-violence initiative that has drawn fire for mismanagement and misspending. The Illinois comptroller’s office got a call...
  • Sheriff's deputies, auditors descend on Harvey's city hall

    Sheriff's deputies, auditors descend on Harvey's city hall
    Cook County sheriff's deputies and officials from the state comptroller's office descended on Harvey's City Hall on Friday to begin auditing financial records in an effort to enforce a watchdog law long ignored by the scandal-plagued south suburb. The...
  • Quinn with nearly $9 million as Rauner reloads

    Quinn with nearly $9 million as Rauner reloads
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn stashed away nearly $9 million in campaign funds during the first three months of the year, but it’s likely he’ll need every cent of it and a lot more as he defends his seat against wealthy Republican challenger Bruce...
  • Quinn now backs term limits for statewide elected officials

    Quinn now backs term limits for statewide elected officials
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn said today he supports a Republican-backed proposal to limit how long statewide elected officials can serve and defended his term-limit credentials against criticism from GOP governor candidate Bruce Rauner. “I support...
  • State, feds turned blind eye to problems in Harvey

    State, feds turned blind eye to problems in Harvey
    The glossy campaign fliers arrived in time to help Harvey's besieged mayor. Eric Kellogg's police department was mired in scandal, reports of violent crime were rising and challengers were calling him corrupt. But the fliers showed a different...
  • Rauner lapping GOP field -- Tribune poll

     
    This is going to rattle some dishes: Winnetka venture capitalist Bruce Rauner has jumped out to a big lead in the Republican race for governor after spending millions of dollars on television ads to introduce himself to Illinois voters, a......
  • Poll position

     
    Primary win not a lock, but history favors Rauner Friday's print column A Tribune/WGN-TV poll taken last week showed state Sen. Bill Brady in second place, trailing venture capitalist Bruce Rauner by a 2-to-1 ratio with a little more than......