Avoids Legal Fight with Rauner

Gov. Pat Quinn ended a week of speculation today with the appointment of his budget chief, Jerry Stermer, to replace Judy Baar Topinka as state comptroller.

Lawmakers, dignitaries and everyday citizens came together to pay tribute to Judy Baar Topinka today. But is there any resolution to who her successor will be?

There is some clarity today on what will happen to the Illinois comptroller's office in the wake of Judy Baar Topinka's death.

Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, who died at the age of 70, is remembered for her personality, beliefs, and sense of style. 

Judy Baar Topinka joins Phil Ponce for a one-on-one conversation about her campaign for governor and vision for Illinois. Democratic candidate, incumbent Gov. Rod Blagojevich, initially agreed to be a part of the program, but later canceled his appearance.

Wild Chicago’s Will Clinger pays Illinois Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka an irreverent visit.

Illinois Treasurer and State Republican Party Chair Judy Baar Topinka invites Chicago Tonight’s Bob Sirott and Marianne Murciano into her Riverside home for a tour of memorabilia, art, and a little accordion playing.

Judy Baar Topinka joins Phil Ponce in an episode of Chicago Sunday from June 5, 2005 to talk about the new state budget… and complains that it doesn’t make the proper pension payments.

Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka died at age 70 after suffering a stroke.

Republican Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka and Democratic challenger Sheila Simon participate in Chicago Tonight’s forum.

Judy Baar Topinka is running for re-election as Illinois Comptroller in 2014.

Paris Schutz speaks with Republican leaders one day before the special legislative session on pension reform.