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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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  • 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...
  • 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......
  • 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...
  • Weeks in Review: An open thread

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
  • Quinn's paycheck ploy — popular but poisonous

     
    There's a telling detail in the fine print of Gov. Pat Quinn's paycheck power play. The power play, which Quinn announced with righteous fanfare July 10 and was challenged in a lawsuit filed Tuesday, is a decree that neither he......
  • Dissenting voices

     
    Gov. Pat Quinn’s decision to withhold all legislators’ salaries until they reduce pension costs might truly be an unconstitutional threat to “the independence of each branch of government,” as Senate President John Cullerton and...
  • Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is running for comptroller

     
    News release: Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon today kicked off her campaign for Illinois Comptroller this morning in Chicago, stressing that the office needs to be an aggressive fiscal watchdog, holding all levels of Illinois government accountable....
  • Poll position

     
    Primary win not a lock, but history favors Rauner Friday's print column A Tribune/WGN-TV poll taken last week showed state Sen. Bill Brady in second place, trailing venture capitalist Bruce Rauner by a 2-to-1 ratio with a little more than......
  • Rauner lapping GOP field -- Tribune poll

     
    This is going to rattle some dishes: Winnetka venture capitalist Bruce Rauner has jumped out to a big lead in the Republican race for governor after spending millions of dollars on television ads to introduce himself to Illinois voters, a......
  • Once his defender, Quinn berates Blagojevich

    Once his defender, Quinn berates Blagojevich
    Even as a corruption investigation swirled around then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich five years ago, Pat Quinn defended his two-time running mate as "a person who's honest and one of integrity." On Wednesday, Gov. Quinn declared "justice was served" after a...