comptroller http://wuis.org en Comptroller: All Legislative Paychecks Processed http://wuis.org/post/comptroller-all-legislative-paychecks-processed <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>After going without pay for three months, Illinois legislators&#39; paychecks are in the bank.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Serving as a state senator or representative is technically a part-time job -- and for some, it is. For others, it is a full-time gig and sole source of income.</span></p><p>Which made it tough when Gov. Pat Quinn canceled General Assembly members&#39; pay over the summer because they failed to pass legislation to cut pension costs.</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 21:08:38 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 10127 at http://wuis.org Comptroller: All Legislative Paychecks Processed Topinka To Run Again For Comptroller http://wuis.org/post/topinka-run-again-comptroller <p>Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka says she's hitting the road to announce her candidacy for re-election.&nbsp; Topinka put out a schedule Thursday detailing stops across Illinois. Her trip starts Sunday in Chicago and ends Tuesday in Marion in southern Illinois. In between she'll make stops in Rockford, Moline, Peoria, Quincy, Springfield, Edwardsville and Mount Vernon. &nbsp;<br>Topinka says in the announcement that she's running for re-election ``to fight against the ill-advised spending and reckless borrowing that has decimated state finances.''&nbsp;</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 15:40:06 +0000 Associated Press 8852 at http://wuis.org Topinka To Run Again For Comptroller