CHICAGO – Illinois State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka recently delivered boxes of school supplies to Chicago-based Child Link, a not-for-profit foster care agency. Donated by Topinka’s Chicago staff for area students, the supplies are intended to assist Child Link in providing resources for the state’s most vulnerable residents.
Damage to state will outlast former Gov’s incarceration
SPRINGFIELD– Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka on Wednesday released the following statement in response to U.S. District Judge James Zagel sentencing former Gov. Rod Blagojevich to 14 years incarceration:
Decision sends clear message about public service
CHICAGO - Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka released the following statement Monday in response to a jury finding former Gov. Rod Blagojevich guilty of 17 counts against him:
"I am heartened by the Jury's verdict against Rod Blagojevich, and pleased to see justice after many months of waiting. But make no mistake: this is nothing to celebrate. Through his unconscionable behavior and reckless leadership, Blagojevich inflicted damage on Illinois that will take years, if not generations, to repair. He broke the public trust and mismanaged dollars with a zeal that was unique even in our storied state."
Comptroller joins forces with national organization
CHICAGO – Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka has joined a national campaign to connect soldiers abroad with their loved ones back home through old and used cell phone donations.