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Gov. Quinn Names Comptroller to Replace Topinka
Friday, December 19, 2014 3:37 PM
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has named his budget chief as a short-term replacement for late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka. Jerry Stermer has been director of the governor's budget office since 2012. He was the Chicago Democrat's chief of staff during Quinn's first term and the longtime director of advocacy group Voices for Illinois Children. Incoming Gov. Bruce Rauner had called on Quinn to ...
Memorial Service Today in Chicago for Topinka
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 6:56 AM
Some of the state's top elected leaders and former office holders are expected to speak at a memorial service for late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka. The service is Wednesday morning at a union hall in the Chicago suburb of Countryside. Among those expected to speak are Gov. Pat Quinn, Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner and former Gov. Jim Thompson. Topinka died last week at age 70 after suffering ...
Quinn Reviewing Comptroller Succession Analysis
Monday, December 15, 2014 8:15 PM
Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner says Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's legal analysis of succession plans for the late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka shows "bipartisan agreement.'' Topinka died last week. The Republican had won a second term in November. Madigan said Monday that outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn should appoint a successor until Jan. 12, when current terms end and newly-elected ...
Flu Season Revs Up for Early Start in Illinois
Sunday, December 14, 2014 10:18 AM
Seasonal flu is making an earlier appearance in Illinois this year. Figures released Friday by the Illinois Department of Public Health show more people getting sick, more positive lab tests and more people hospitalized compared to this time last year. The story is similar throughout Illinois. A suburban Chicago high school closed briefly last week because a quarter of the students were absent ...
Rauner Lawyers Meet with Quinn About Comptroller
Sunday, December 14, 2014 1:24 AM
The incoming Illinois governor's attorneys have met with staffers for Gov. Pat Quinn and argued Quinn may make only a short-term appointment to fill the comptroller's office left vacant by the sudden death of Judy Baar Topinka. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Republican Bruce Rauner's (ROW'-nurz) attorneys told Quinn's staff this week that they believe Quinn can appoint a replacement for ...
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