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Comptroller hopefuls argue independence from Madigan, Rauner

CHICAGO (AP) — The candidates for Illinois comptroller worked Thursday to prove their independence from Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan, even though both major-party hopefuls agree with many of their political leader's positions. Republican Comptroller Leslie Munger and Democratic Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza, who previously served 10 years in the Illinois House, faced off during a session with the Chicago Tribune's editorial board. Rauner appointed Munger to the job managing Illinois' checkbook after then-Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka died. Munger has described herself as his "budgetary wingman." The former business executive...

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