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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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  • 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,...
  • Sununu hammers Obama

    Sununu hammers Obama
    — The combative and blunt-speaking John Sununu woke up Illinois' GOP delegation on the final day of the Republican National Convention by tossing some major broadsides at President Barack Obama, even suggesting that convicted influence-peddler...
  • Sununu blasts Obama, brings up Rezko ties

    Sununu blasts Obama, brings up Rezko ties
    TAMPA, Fla. — The combative and blunt-speaking John Sununu woke up Illinois’ GOP delegation on the final day of the Republican National Convention by tossing some major broadsides at President Barack Obama, even suggesting convicted influence-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Illinois faces questions in implementing health overhaul

    Illinois faces questions in implementing health overhaul
    Inside a conference room at Mount Sinai Hospital shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday, board members broke into an extended applause. Elsewhere, the chief executive of Cook County's public hospital system, one of the nation's largest, said the U.S. Supreme...
  • Illinois voters to decide on pension proposal in November

    Illinois voters to decide on pension proposal in November
    — Illinois voters this fall will be asked whether to make it tougher for state and local governments to sweeten public employee pensions under a measure lawmakers approved Thursday. The proposed amendment to the Illinois Constitution now goes on...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • '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....
  • 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...