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FILE - In this March 6, 2013 file photo, Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka gestures on the House floor at the state Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Topinka, who won a second term in November 2014, died early Wednesday morning, Dec. 10, 2014, less than 24 hours after having a stroke, according to her office. She was 70. Topinka previously served three terms as Illinois state treasurer, was a former Illinois GOP chairwoman and ran for governor in 2006.

Quinn Appoints Former Budget Director as Comptroller

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is scheduled to announce the successor to late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka at a Friday event in Chicago.

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Deputies to Be More Visible in Rural Areas

Barr wants his department on the country roads more

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Durbin: New Budget Acceptable, Needs Tweaking

Says some provisions need to be changed

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Republicans: No Need for Special Election

Durkin: Attorney general has right idea about Rauner appointing comptroller

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Law Would Protect Savings of the Disabled

Protect eligibility for Medicaid, SSI

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Local Congressman Not Thrilled with Cuba Thaw

Cuba still oppresses its people, Schock says

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Fire Displaces Seven

No injuries reported

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Report: State Unemployment Rate Drops Again

Lowest in more than 6 years

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State Lawmakers May Return to Springfield Earlier Than Planned

But will Senate and House leaders agree?

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Jacksonville Area Teacher Arrested

ISP working with Morgan County State's Attorney

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Durbin Weighs in on Cuba Relations

For the the first time since 1961, the United States is moving towards official diplomatic relations with Cuba — and…

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Hundreds Turn Out in Chatham to Talk Water

Complaints about water quality in Chatham pour in

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Some Want Rail Crossing “Quiet Zones”

3rd Street corridor too noisy for some residents

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Lincoln Library Receives Sizable Gift

Estate of local icon provides large gift to public library for upgrades

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2002 file photo, Illinois state Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka participates in a Republican campaign rally in Springfield, Ill. Topinka, who won a second term for state comptroller in November 2014, died early Wednesday morning, Dec. 10, 2014, less than 24 hours after having a stroke, according to her office. She was 70. Topinka previously served three terms as Illinois state treasurer, was a former Illinois GOP chairwoman and ran for governor in 2006.

Topinka Honored, Remembered in Memorial Service

Friends, family, and politicians bid their final farewell to Judy Baar Topinka.

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Deliberations Begin in IDPH Grant Fraud Case

A federal jury has started deliberating on whether a Chicago businessman and his wife stole $3.4 million they received in Illinois state grant funds.

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State Courts Warn of Jury Duty Phone Scam

Illinois residents are being warned about a phone scam in which victims are told there's a warrant for their arrest because of missed jury duty.

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Phone Companies Want “Relief” From Providing Land Lines

Should local phone companies be required to provide residential land-line service?

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Aldermen Approve Inspector General Position — Now What?

Transparency and good government are coming to Springfield by way of an inspector general... maybe.

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Consumers can sue Target over data breach

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Americans say they are skeptical that the benefits will outweigh the risks to privacy and safety.

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U.S. plans to rate colleges on affordability, performance

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Stephen Colbert bid farewell with the help of scores of celebrities in a rousing sendoff to the tune of "We'll Meet Again."