SPRINGFIELD— State Senator James Clayborne (D-Belleville) released the following statement following the death of Illinois State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka:
Illinois has lost one of its most dedicated, engaged and authentic public servants. Judy Baar Topinka’s life is an example of the kind of impact a caring, committed individual can have on the wellbeing of an entire state. She was a friend and I’ll miss her.