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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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  • Topinka's 'heart attack' forecast a real grabber

    Topinka's 'heart attack' forecast a real grabber
    The main event in Illinois politics Monday evening was a televised debate between the top candidates for governor in the Nov. 4 election. But the undercard — a joint appearance on public TV by the candidates for state comptroller —...
  • If Rauner wants a tax increase, he may have to beg

    If Rauner wants a tax increase, he may have to beg
    Say goodbye to the "Quinncome Tax." Illinois Senate President John Cullerton, a Chicago Democrat, told me during a conversation on the radio Tuesday evening that if Republican Bruce Rauner were elected governor (it was still early in the counting),...
  • Rauner names transition team leaders

    Rauner names transition team leaders
    While Republican Bruce Rauner remained out of the public eye Wednesday, he sought to show that work was going on behind the scenes by announcing key members of his team that would oversee transition efforts one day after claiming victory over Democratic...
  • Quinn concedes defeat to Rauner in Illinois governor's race

    Quinn concedes defeat to Rauner in Illinois governor's race
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn conceded Wednesday afternoon to Republican challenger Bruce Rauner, a day after the most expensive and bitter contest for chief executive in Illinois history. "It's clear that we do not have enough votes to win the election,"...
  • Madigan, White win; treasurer's race too close to call

    Madigan, White win; treasurer's race too close to call
    Three Illinois executive office holders declared early victories Tuesday night. Voters favored well-known, long-serving Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Secretary of State Jesse White, both Democrats, over their rookie Republican challengers. In...
  • Busy day at the polls: Missing judges, ballot confusion, steady lines of voters

    Busy day at the polls: Missing judges, ballot confusion, steady lines of voters
    Illinois voters headed to the polls Tuesday to settle a close, contentious race for governor and decide an unusually large number of ballot questions as well as races for U.S. SenateĀ andĀ House, the General Assembly and the County Board. Missing election...
  • Illinois Libertarians don't deserve your vote

    Illinois Libertarians don't deserve your vote
    I am wincing as I type this: Don't vote for the Libertarian slate Tuesday — but not because the governor candidate, Chad Grimm, would pull votes from Republican Bruce Rauner. In fact, vote for Democrat Pat Quinn if you're wavering. Quinn or Rauner...
  • Simon, Topinka face off in comptroller race

    Simon, Topinka face off in comptroller race
    Overshadowed by the governor's race, the candidates running for state comptroller are trying to distinguish themselves to voters by talking more about each other's qualifications and character than the often-overlooked job they seek. That's partly...
  • Troubled Harvey police will be scrutinized by sheriff

     Troubled Harvey police will be scrutinized by sheriff
    In a suburb the Tribune found was arguably the area's most lawless, Harvey's City Council has defied the mayor and invited the sheriff to assess a Police Department long plagued by scandals and sloppy casework. The move caps a yearlong push by Cook...
  • 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...
  • 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...