Democrats Approve Special Illinois Comptroller Election In 2016
Dave Dahl -- Illinois Radio Network
Illinois lawmakers were in and out of the Capitol Thursday, passing a special election bill as an all-Democrat show.
The Democrats control both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly, and they will in the new General Assembly that convenes next week...
Quinn Wants Action on Thursday's Special Session Day
Jim Anderson -- Illinois Radio Network
Gov. Pat Quinn says he’d like to see more on the table at Thursday’s special session of the General Assembly than just a special election for comptroller.
Senate Republicans say they’d like to have a vote on a const…
'Judy's Amendment' Gaining Steam in Springfield
The special legislative session Thursday in Springfield could lead to a special election for comptroller in 2016. State Sen. Matt Murphy (R-Palatine) says the future of the comptroller's and treasurer's offices should be consolidation.
“I'd just hate for us to get bogged down in a legal battle over t…
Quinn's Call For Special Election Facing Uncertain Future
Dave Dahl -- Illinois Radio Network
Illinois Republicans say Gov. Pat Quinn is not on solid ground constitutionally in seeking a special election to fill part of the upcoming term in the comptroller’s office.
Republican Judy Baar Topinka passed away last week, a month af…
Succession Plan For Comptroller's Office Still Unclear
Dave Dahl -- Illinois Radio Network
Will the selection of a new Illinois comptroller pose a constitutional crisis? Judy Baar Topinka won a second term last month and was to be sworn in Jan. 12. But she died Tuesday morning.
The Illinois Constitution says the governor must…
Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka Dies At 70
Sad news this morning from the Illinois political scene. State comptroller Judy Baar Topinka has passed away at the age of 70.
A statement from her office says the 70-year-old Republican died early this morning following complications from a stroke...
Comptroller Rivals Clash on Approach to Bill Backlog
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — With Illinois battling the nation's worst unfunded pension liability, the two outspoken statewide office holders vying for its check-writing job are sparring over whether the incumbent has been open enough about how she priorities the multi-billion dollar backlog …
Illinois Comptroller Rivals Differ On Merger Idea
CHICAGO (AP) — The two candidates running for the job of state comptroller differ on a big issue hovering over the office. That's whether to eliminate the post by merging it with the treasurer's office.
Republican incumbent Judy Baar Topinka says combining offices saves money...