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- TOPINKA JOINS RED CROSS’ “HOLIDAY MAIL FOR HEROES”
Comptroller sends a touch of home to U.S. Armed Forces
SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka joined the American Red Cross and showed her support for the U.S. Armed Forces by signing holiday cards at the Illinois State Capitol Wednesday, November 6, 2013.
- TOPINKA OPENS THE WAREHOUSE TO ILLINOIS TAXPAYERS
Portal puts local finances at residents’ fingertips
CHICAGO – Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka on Monday launched The Warehouse, a comprehensive online database that puts Local Government financial information and tens of thousands of records at a single location for taxpayer review.
- TOPINKA KICKS OFF BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
Comptroller ‘Making Strides’ with American Cancer Society
CHICAGO - Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka joined the American Cancer Society, survivors and volunteers Tuesday at the James R. Thompson Center to kickoff Breast Cancer Awareness Month and promote the Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks.
- 9/26/2013 - TOPINKA: COURT HAS RULED, PAYCHECK PROCESSING TO BEGIN
Comptroller instructs staff to process payments for lawmakers
CHICAGO – Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka made the following statement Thursday in response to the Court’s ruling to restore compensation for lawmakers:
- TOPINKA: COURT TO HAVE ULTIMATE SAY ON LAWMAKER PAYCHECKS
Comptroller anticipates judicial guidance
CHICAGO – Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka made the following statement Thursday after a legal review of the Governor’s Amendatory Veto of legislative salaries:
- 7/10/2013 - TOPINKA REQUESTS LEGAL REVIEW OF AMENDATORY VETO
Comptroller responds to Governor’s action
SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka released the following statement Wednesday in response to the Governor using the Amendatory Veto to stop compensation for General Assembly members:
- 7/1/2013 - TOPINKA: STATE ENDS FISCAL YEAR $6.1 BILLION IN RED
Backlog expected to grow to $7.5 billion within weeks
CHICAGO – Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka on Monday announced that the State ended Fiscal Year 2013 with $6.1 billion in unaddressed financial obligations, and warned that the deficit will grow by more than $1 billion in the coming weeks.
- TOPINKA CALLS ON ILLINOISANS TO JOIN CANCER RESEARCH EFFORT
Comptroller joins Cancer Society to promote CPS-3
CHICAGO – Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka joined representatives and volunteers from the American Cancer Society at the Thompson Center in Chicago Monday to celebrate the organization’s 100th Birthday and promote participation in a new Cancer Prevention Study.
- 6/20/2013 - TOPINKA REQUESTS INVESTIGATION OF WASHINGTON PARK FINANCES
Village consistently failed to submit required reports
SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka on Thursday announced that she has asked the state Attorney General to investigate the Village of Washington Park after it failed to submit required financial reports for seven years.
- 5/22/2013 - TOPINKA: TAX REVENUE UP, BUT BILL TRIAGE CONTINUES
Backlog expected to grow by up to $2 billion
SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka on Wednesday warned that a recent reduction in the state’s bill backlog is temporary and implored leaders to continue identifying efficiencies and savings that will allow the state to regain its fiscal footing in the long-term.