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Here you will find the Comptroller’s complete list of news releases from the fiscal health of the state of Illinois to landmark campaign finance initiatives. Learn more about the research and results behind publications like the Comptroller's Quarterly.

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TOPINKA ANNOUNCES EARLIEST STATE FINANCIAL REPORT RELEASE SINCE 2006

FY2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report receives clean audit opinion

SPRINGFIELD- Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka on Wednesday announced the release of Illinois’ 2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), marking the earliest distribution of the report since the 2006 CAFR.

TOPINKA ANNOUNCES EARLIEST STATE FINANCIAL REPORT RELEASE SINCE 2006
TOPINKA HIGHLIGHTS NONPROFIT FUNDING CHALLENGES

Comptroller visits Crittenton Centers’ Child Development Center

PEORIA – Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka addressed leaders of Crittenton Centers on Friday, February 28, highlighting the challenges facing nonprofits due to state payment delays.

TOPINKA HIGHLIGHTS  NONPROFIT FUNDING CHALLENGES
MY REFUND SITE DRAWS MORE THAN 27,000

More than 27,000 will receive text and/or email notifications when their IL tax refund is on the way!

CHICAGO – Since the launch of Comptroller Topinka’s MyRefund website, more than 27,000 people have signed up to receive notifications by email or text indicating when their Illinois tax refund is on the way. Of those participating, more than 18,000 people have already been notified about their payments.

TOPINKA'S MYREFUND SITE DRAWS MORE THAN 26,000 PARTICIPANTS
TOPINKA HELPS TAXPAYERS ‘FOLLOW THE MONEY’

Tax return insert shows how dollars are spent

CHICAGO – Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka on Monday announced that when Illinois residents open their income tax returns in 2014, they will receive a breakdown of state spending, information about its unpaid bill backlog and other tools to help them better ‘follow the money.'

TOPINKA HELPS TAXPAYERS ‘FOLLOW THE MONEY’
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 JOINS RED CROSS’ “HOLIDAY MAIL FOR HEROES”
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 OPENS THE WAREHOUSE TO ILLINOIS TAXPAYERS
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.

TOPINKA KICKS OFF BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
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:

TOPINKA: COURT TO HAVE ULTIMATE SAY ON LAWMAKER PAYCHECKS
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:

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