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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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  • Illinois treasurer's race tight as election nears

     Illinois treasurer's race tight as election nears
    Republican Tom Cross has a slim lead over Democrat Mike Frerichs in the race for Illinois treasurer, but as the race comes down to the wire, 1 in 5 voters remain undecided, a new Chicago Tribune poll shows. The survey found Cross, a state...
  • Topinka predicts a state 'heart attack' if Rauner has his way on taxes

    Topinka predicts a state 'heart attack' if Rauner has his way on taxes
    More on the gubernatorial debate anon, but first, here is a quote from Republican Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka taken from her debate last night on WTTW-Ch. 11 with Democratic challenger Sheila Simon. Moderator Carol Marin asked whether the...
  • Tribune endorsements for treasurer, comptroller, secretary of state

    Tribune endorsements for treasurer, comptroller, secretary of state
    Quick quiz: What do the Illinois treasurer and comptroller actually do? We won't make you read tiny upside down print at the bottom of the page to get your answers: The treasurer invests taxpayer money after it's collected but before it gets spent....
  • Quinn, Rauner spend $21 million on TV and radio ads in 3 months

    Quinn, Rauner spend $21 million on TV and radio ads in 3 months
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner combined to spend more than $21 million on TV and radio ads from July through September, state campaign records show. Rauner raised and spent more than $20 million, including paying for...
  • Simon hits Topinka on aides' lucrative 2nd jobs

    Simon hits Topinka on aides' lucrative 2nd jobs
    Democratic challenger Sheila Simon on Thursday criticized Republican Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka for her role as president of a federally funded nonprofit that paid two key comptroller staffers more than $50,000 a year for part-time work on top of their...
  • 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...
  • Quinn hits Rauner on class warfare theme at state fair

    Quinn hits Rauner on class warfare theme at state fair
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn struck a class warfare theme Wednesday during a plea to Democratic Party faithful to turn out a big vote this fall to defeat Republicans with pockets as deep as “King Midas.” The re-election seeking Quinn...
  • Rauner, GOP see 2014 as time to win in Illinois

    Rauner, GOP see 2014 as time to win in Illinois
    SPRINGFIELD — Governor candidate Bruce Rauner called on a boisterous Republican Day crowd at the Illinois State Fair on Thursday to help knock out Gov. Pat Quinn and the one-party Democrat rule that has run Illinois “into the ground.”...
  • Janel Landon, communications consultant, 1948-2014

    Janel Landon, communications consultant, 1948-2014
    Janel Landon was a communications consultant who did work for Republican political interests in Illinois and nationally and also taught at several Chicago-area universities, including the College of Communication at DePaul University. She had been a...