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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 welcomes lakeshore funding, defends cutting elsewhere

    Quinn welcomes lakeshore funding, defends cutting elsewhere
    Gov. Pat Quinn joined U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill, today to finalize an agreement that will allow Illinois to receive roughly $2 million a year in federal funding to help restore and protect the Lake Michigan shoreline. The Illinois Coastal...
  • Emanuel's first St. Patrick's Day parade light on politics

    Emanuel's first St. Patrick's Day parade light on politics
    St. Patrick’s Day has a political tradition in Chicago, and the annual downtown parade is a hot spot for politicians seeking votes. But Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a staunch backer of hometown President Barack Obama, declined to talk politics at the...
  • Burke's bodyguards: An issue worth revisiting

     
    Rahm Emanuel's glancing mention during Monday night's debate of the exensive bodyguard protection afforded to finance committee chairman Ald. Ed Burke, 14th-- "The City Council has to share in the sacrifice because the residents will be sharing in...
  • The borrowing battle

     
    I contend that the question of whether the state should borrow $8.75 billion is misphrased. We've already, in effect and for all practical purposes, borrowed $10.7 billion, and the only question is how and how quickly we'll repay that money.......
  • Casinos as a hallmark of world classiness?

     
    World-class cities have casinos....State Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka, advocating for a Chicago casino. I'm simply not well traveled enough or attentive enough to gaming opportunities to know if this is generally true in an international sense. Anyone want...
  • Big fight looming over a bad idea---Congress slated to vote by the end of the year on balanced budget amendment

     
    About a third of the way through the 74-page debt-ceiling bill signed into law this week is a one-paragraph by-the-way that sets the stage for a zesty battle this fall. Sometime between Oct. 1 and New Year's Day, says the......
  • 'Old Chy-car-go' on tap at Chicago Live

     
    Bucky Halker (r) will sing Woody Guthrie’s peculiar anthem “Old Chy-car-go” -- Old Chy-car-go, Old Chy-car-go, Down by the lake, that's where the girls go Folks walk and talk in the Loop In Old Chy-car-go --at the Tribune's variety show....
  • 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,...
  • Campaign finance: Money's influence not easily curbed

    Campaign finance: Money's influence not easily curbed
    Here's one more irony from the downward spiral of Rod Blagojevich: The former governor, brought down by an insatiable hunger for campaign cash, could have played by tight fundraising rules and still had plenty left over to clobber rivals. The anything-...