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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 calls for cutting natural gas tax, boosting education spending in State of State speech

    Quinn calls for cutting natural gas tax, boosting education spending in State of State speech
    Gov. Pat Quinn today called for more spending on education and abolishing the natural gas utility tax in his State of the State speech. The noon address to the General Assembly, which is posted online, focuses mostly on job creation. (Tribune reporter...
  • Quinn's bad news budget: 'Our rendezvous with reality has arrived'

    Quinn's bad news budget: 'Our rendezvous with reality has arrived'
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn today delivered a bad news budget speech, calling for prison closures, layoffs and cutbacks to health care for the poor. "This budget contains truths you may not want to hear," Quinn said. "But these are truths that you do...
  • Friday, March 2, 2012

    5:30 - 9 a.m.  Jonathon Brandmeier 6:35 a.m.  Illinois Emergency Management  Agency director Jonathon E. Monken joins Johnny B to talk about Severe Weather Preparedness Month.   9 a.m. - 12 p.m.   Mike McConnell  9:05 a.m.  Our neighborhood pubs are...
  • Saturday, March 3, 2012

    5 - 6 a.m. The Satursday Morning Show with Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong  5:05 a.m.  Max checks in from the 2012 Commodity Classic in Nashville where he visited with Tim Seifert of Auburn, IL one of the Illinois farmers named a Master Farmer this...
  • RTA warns of transit cuts

    RTA warns of transit cuts
    Mass transit service cuts could occur as early as next month if the state fails to pay some of the nearly $400 million it owes the Regional Transportation Authority, agency officials said today. RTA Executive Director Joe Costello warned of “dire...
  • Quinn: Blagojevich conviction 'serious day for our state'

    Quinn: Blagojevich conviction 'serious day for our state'
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, who assumed office after Blagojevich's impeachment, said today’s guilty verdict marks "a serious day for our state." Quinn said Blagojevich's corruption conviction, along with that of previous Gov. George Ryan,...
  • Topinka unveils 'Comptroller's Critters' website

    Topinka unveils 'Comptroller's Critters' website
    Almost like a dating website, Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka’s “Comptroller’s Critters” aims to connect adoptable pets with loving homes through photos and mini-bios. “I’m kinda shy,” reads the...
  • Illinois Republicans dream big at state fair rally

    Illinois Republicans dream big at state fair rally
    Illinois Republicans dreamed big during a rally at the Illinois State Fair today, predicting the shaky economy that haunts Democratic President Barack Obama will turn into GOP success at the polls in 2012. GOP leaders talked about putting Illinois "in...
  • Topinka says recession would hurt already shaky Illinois finances

    Topinka says recession would hurt already shaky Illinois finances
    Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka on Monday said she fears what will happen in Illinois should the nation slip back into recession, warning the state’s finances are so bad there’s nothing to fall back on. The veteran Republican statewide...
  • Illinois Republicans rip Democrats ahead of pension special session

    Illinois Republicans rip Democrats ahead of pension special session
    SPRINGFIELD --- Republicans leaders today wasted no time laying the blame for the state's financial woes at the feet of powerful House Speaker Michael Madigan and his fellow Democrats, saying that now is the time to act like adults and pass sorely...
  • Convention notebook: Illinois Republicans selling 'Fire Madigan' T-shirts, pet wear

    Convention notebook: Illinois Republicans selling 'Fire Madigan' T-shirts, pet wear
    The state’s Republican leaders have spent time trying to make longtime Democratic Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan a campaign issue this fall. On Monday, the state GOP handed out “Save Illinois, Fire Madigan” buttons and...