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- TOPINKA: ILLINOIS GIVES BECOMES LAW
(Washington, IL) Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka's initiative to help victims of natural disasters in Illinois became law Monday. Illinois Gives will allow state workers and retirees to donate money to the American Red Cross directly from their paychecks.
- TOPINKA RECOGNIZED FOR LEADERSHIP
Comptroller honored for support of community service providers
CHICAGO – Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka was presented with the 2014 Leadership Award by Envision Unlimited Saturday, May 19, at Walter Payton College Preparatory High School.
- TOPINKA: MORE THAN 450 LOCAL LEADERS LEARN TO FOLLOW THE MONEY
SERIES DRAWS PARTICIPANTS FROM 64 COUNTIES
CHICAGO –Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka on Friday announced that 458 local leaders from 64 counties this week participated in her office’s three-day, seven-city statewide Follow the Money Series aimed at rooting out fraud and making government more transparent.
- 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 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.
- 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 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 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.