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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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ILLINOIS STATE FAIR 2014 - PHOTO GALLERY

Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka honored dozens of people from all over the state at her tent during the Illinois State Fair in 2014.  

Take a look at the photos from these special presentations.

ILLINOIS STATE FAIR 2014 - PHOTO GALLERY
TOPINKA LAUNCHES NEW MOBILE APP

IL Pays available for FREE now at Apple and Google Play stores

CHICAGO – Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka launched a new mobile application this morning on social media that will put taxpayer and vendor payment information right at their fingertips.

TOPINKA LAUNCHES NEW MOBILE APP
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: ILLINOIS GIVES BECOMES LAW
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 RECOGNIZED FOR LEADERSHIP
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: MORE THAN 450 LOCAL LEADERS LEARN TO FOLLOW THE MONEY
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
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
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