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.
It was a huge election night for Republicans across the country. And in Illinois, it was a rebirth of sorts for a state GOP that practically fell into a shallow grave eight years ago.Republicans in this state scored big wins in federal contests - especially - and made gains in state government.
Updated At: 11:58pm Republican Judy Baar Topinka has won the race for Illinois comptroller.Democratic State Rep. David Miller conceded the race earlier this evening. He said he called Republican Judy Baar Topinka to offer his best wishes.
Updated At: 12:02am The Associated Press has declared Republican Dan Rutherford the winner in the Illinois treasurer race over Democrat Robin Kelly.Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Secretary of State Jesse White were declared winners in their re-election bids earlier this evening.