A new website aims to give Illinois taxpayers a real-time snapshot of the state’s financial health — or lack thereof. “Beyond providing the day’s balances and transactions, the site allows taxpayers to inspect state revenues, expenses, contracts and salaries, all without having to move from their home computer,” Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka said.
How could you people elect Rod Blagojevich?That was the question from an out of state friend reading about Illinois’ latest embarrassment: our seventh governor to go to jail for corruption, and the second in a row.In hindsight, he seems so obviously the wrong choice: so cocky, such a lightw
The plan to merge the Illinois treasurer and comptroller's office is stuck in the state House of Representatives. Treasurer Dan Rutherford and Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, both Republicans, say combining their offices will save millions of dollars.
Illinois legislators are preparing to debate a plan that would combine two elected offices into one. The proposal would change the state Constitution, combining the Treasurer's office and the Comptroller's office.
I watched the Illinois inauguration today so you didn't have to. Seriously, you should thank me. When I took on the assignment, I thought it would be much more like a college graduation, with bands, balloons and semi-bawdy speech.