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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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  • 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),...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Thwarting Quinn, judge orders legislators paid -- with interest

    Thwarting Quinn, judge orders legislators paid -- with interest
    Dealt a loss in his attempt to wipe out lawmakers' paychecks, Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn will try to put the ruling on ice Friday as he attempts to kick up to the Illinois Supreme Court the legal question of whether his move was constitutional. Those...
  • Judge denies Quinn request to block lawmaker pay

    Judge denies Quinn request to block lawmaker pay
    A Cook County judge today denied a request by Gov. Pat Quinn to put on hold his ruling ordering state lawmakers' paychecks to be issued. Quinn had vetoed lawmakers' salaries from the budget in July, saying they shouldn't be paid until they sent him a...
  • Topinka launches local government financial information site

    Topinka launches local government financial information site
    Republican Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka on Monday sought to strike back against the notion that she hasn't done enough to oversee spending by towns and cities across Illinois, launching a website she says will make it easier to see how taxpayer money...
  • Comptroller says Quinn move means no paychecks for lawmakers

    Comptroller says Quinn move means no paychecks for lawmakers
    Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka said Thursday that she cannot issue paychecks to lawmakers unless they vote to overturn Gov. Pat Quinn's $13.8 million veto of their salaries or a court rules her office must pay out. The decision comes after weeks of...