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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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  • Let's fly the rainbow flag in Sochi

    Let's fly the rainbow flag in Sochi
    You don't have to be a liberal or a proponent of gay rights to be outraged by the declaration of Russia's sports minister Thursday that his country's harsh new laws banning "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations" will be enforced during the 2014...
  • Madigan, Cullerton sue Quinn over blocked lawmaker paychecks

    Madigan, Cullerton sue Quinn over blocked lawmaker paychecks
    The state's Democratic dysfunction spilled into the courts Tuesday as Illinois' two top legislative leaders filed a lawsuit challenging Gov. Pat Quinn's decision to withhold lawmakers' paychecks until they send him a measure to overhaul the highly...
  • Comptrol alt delete

     
    From the Sunday print column So yet another political striver is looking to become Illinois comptroller. Earlier this week, Democratic Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon announced her candidacy for the state's second most obscure constitutional office (her current...
  • Republican governor candidates make pitches at State Fair

    Republican governor candidates make pitches at State Fair
    SPRINGFIELD -- Out-of-power Republicans rolled out four candidates for governor at an Illinois State Fair rally Thursday that focused on regaining relevance by taking back the state's top job. The contenders come with resumes as varied as the flavors of...
  • State lawmakers to miss at least one more paycheck

    State lawmakers to miss at least one more paycheck
    Gov. Pat Quinn, in full re-election mode, took the unusual step of showing up in court today for the first hearing in lawmakers' effort to get their paychecks restored after the governor suspended their pay citing a lack of action on pension reform....
  • Here's why putting the AG next in line for the governor's office could be a problem

     
    Under the amendment...the attorney general would be next in line if the governor died, quit or was removed from office. That makes a lot of sense. Candidates for attorney general are subject to far more voter scrutiny than those for......
  • Pension reform: It's not looking pretty

    Pension reform: It's not looking pretty
    As Illinois daily sinks ever deeper into the financial cesspool, 35 states are considering cutting taxes, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Indiana cut its personal income tax 5 percent over two years and, with a variety of...
  • Problem Solver: Updates on stolen bank check, dog's vet bill

     Problem Solver: Updates on stolen bank check, dog's vet bill
    Who took Harriet Hausman's $4,643.75 state tax refund check remains a mystery, but the 89-year-old River Forest resident has gotten her money back. Hausman said the entire amount was deposited into her account Friday. "I have the money and I'm...
  • Problem Solver: Missing tax refund check is fraudulently cashed, investigation ensues

     Problem Solver: Missing tax refund check is fraudulently cashed, investigation ensues
    For years, Harriet Hausman deposited checks into her bank account by mail. With each deposit, the 89-year-old River Forest resident included a bank slip and endorsed the check with her signature and the words "for deposit only." The process had...
  • Worst vote ever?

     
    What’s the most regrettable vote you’ve ever cast? What were you thinking and why were you so wrong? Regular blog commenter Beth suggested this as a possibly educational essay assignment and I'm biting. My answer, as attentive readers know,...
  • They cannot stand Pat. But right's move to oust state GOP chair doomed to backfire

     
    Here's guessing that when the state's top Democrats gather these days, they're superstitiously avoiding mention of the coup attempt brewing in the Illinois GOP. Goodness knows they don't want to jinx it. The Illinois Republican State Central Committee has...