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  • Focus of 2014 Illinois campaign shifts to Republicans Sep 24, 2013 7:20 AM
    The drama in the 2014 campaign for Illinois' statewide offices shifted substantially after the withdrawal of former White House chief of staff Bill Daley from the Democratic primary for governor. The focus on the state's top job now switches to the Republican side, where a four-way primary again threatens to split the GOP's main voting blocs.

  • Topinka says she’s running for re-election Sep 12, 2013 3:48 PM
    Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka says she’s hitting the road to announce her candidacy for re-election. Her trip starts Sunday in Chicago and ends Tuesday in Marion in southern Illinois.

  • Simon to run for state comptroller Jul 31, 2013 4:28 PM
    Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon ended five months of uncertainty about her political future on Wednesday by launching her 2014 bid for Illinois state comptroller, likely setting her up for a tough race against one of the state’s most successful Republican officeholders. Simon, a Democrat, formally announced her plan during a campaign stop in downtown Chicago, where she vowed she would be “the most aggressive fiscal watchdog this state has ever seen.”

  • District 62 town hall meeting Jul 17, 2013 3:33 PM
    House District 62 state Rep. Sam Yingling hosts a town-hall meeting Thursday, July 18, in Round Lake Beach to discuss issues facing the state.

  • District 62 town hall meeting Jul 16, 2013 3:46 PM
    House District 62 State Rep. Sam Yingling hosts a town-hall meeting on Thursday, July 18, in Round Lake Beach to discuss issues facing the state.

  • Gar Forman, Judy Baar Topinka to speak at Buffalo Grove chamber events Jan 27, 2013 4:47 PM
    Gar Forman, general manager of the Chicago Bulls, is the scheduled speaker at the Buffalo Grove Area Chamber general membership meeting 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at The Arboretum Club, 401 W. Half Day Road.The chamber also announced that state Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka will speak to a group of chambers at a special lunch 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Cotillion Banquets, 360 S. Creekside Drive in Palatine.

  • Soapbox: Getting with the cutting program Feb 11, 2011 6:17 PM
    The Daily Herald editors take on red lights, government spending, small acts of kindness and more in the weekly editorial Soapbox.

  • Topinka, in an ironic twist, called for jury duty Feb 9, 2011 6:40 PM
    State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka will be getting a taste of her own medicine, so to speak, on Monday. Almost 25 years after her legislation eliminating lawmakers and others from jury duty exemptions was passed, Topinka has been called to serve on Monday, Feb. 14 at the Markham Courthouse in south suburban Cook County.

  • Make these two statewide offices one Jan 13, 2011 3:32 PM
    daily editorialIn November, two Republicans crashed the four-year-long all-Democrat party in Illinois’ top offices. And they did it with a commitment to ensuring one of those offices won’t be around next election. Now, it’s time for them to make good on the promise.

  • Topinka, Madigan, White all winners in state races Nov 3, 2010 12:06 AM
    Republicans were poised to take over two state offices on Tuesday, possibly clearing the way for a merger of the positions. Judy Baar Topinka overcome a slow start on Tuesday to win the race for Illinois comptroller.

  • State comptroller: Topinka Oct 18, 2010 3:11 PM
    Those who have followed state politics the last 20 years know Republican Judy Baar Topinka is good for a colorful and feisty quote. The former legislator and three-term state treasurer also won’t be timid about finding ways to make the comptroller’s office, which oversees the check writing for the state, more efficient and influential.

  • Fox has background to be comptroller Oct 28, 2010 5:31 PM
    Another sign of voter anger is the number of third party candidates on the ballot. Third parties in Illinois overcame the incumbent protectionist signature requirements and frivolous petition challenges, mainly backed by Republicans.

  • Comptroller candidates spar over roadworker donation Oct 23, 2010 10:41 PM
    Illinois comptroller candidates are seeing red over a $5,000 donation from a construction company banned from government contracts. Democrat State Rep. David Miller calls the contribution tainted while Republican recipient Judy Baar Topinka of Riverside dismisses her rival's claims as a publicity stunt.

  • Treasurer candidates talk about merging offices Oct 8, 2010 3:48 PM
    Consolidating the Illinois comptroller and treasurer's offices is one of those evergreen ideas that keeps coming back into fashion especially around election time.

  • Ballot access lawsuit doesn't stop suburban election process Feb 8, 2011 11:43 AM
    Downstate county election commissions may be telling absentee voters to hold off in light of a pending ballot access lawsuit.

  • Treasurer candidates would merge offices Jan 31, 2011 5:42 PM
    The Republican candidates for Illinois treasurer and comptroller want to merge the two positions into a single financial office.

  • Krishnamoorthi concedes comptroller race to Miller Feb 4, 2010 8:42 AM
    How quickly numbers change. Early Wednesday with 97 percent of precincts counted, The Associated Press reported that fewer than 700 votes separated Evanston native David Miller, a state representative now of Lynwood, and Raja Krishnamoorthi, a Hoffman Estates attorney.

  • Miller pulling away for Democratic comptroller Feb 3, 2010 12:49 PM
    How quickly numbers change. Early today with 97 percent of precincts counted, The Associated Press reported that fewer than 700 votes separated Democratic comptroller candidates Raja Krishnamoorthi, a Hoffman Estates attorney, and State Representative David Miller, of Lynwood.

  • Topinka wins, Krishnamoorthi, Miller close in comptroller races Feb 3, 2010 10:10 AM
    The political resurrection of Judy Baar Topinka seems to have begun with the former three-term state treasurer on her way to winning the Republican primary for comptroller.

  • Comptroller candidates vow fiscal responsibility Jan 31, 2010 12:01 AM
    Primaries are just a few days away, and the pool of candidates for Illinois comptroller's office is about to go from seven candidates deep to three.

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