SPRINGFIELD - Illinois Senate President John J. Cullerton released the following statement regarding the passing of Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka:
"We have suffered a great loss with the passing of Judy Baar Topinka. She was loved and will always be remembered because she was outspoken, independent and completely dedicated to the state.
It was a special honor to serve with her during her time in the legislature. Her fierce advocacy and bipartisan leadership as a legislator and constitutional officer will continue to be a model for women and men entering public service in Illinois."