Memorial Held For Comptroller Topinka

(Countryside, IL) — State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka is being remembered as a stand up politician who at times opposed her own party on certain issues. A memorial was held Wednesday in suburban Countryside for the Republican lawmaker who died last week after suffering a stroke. Many politicians and friends were in attendance including Governor Quinn, Governor-elect Rauner, former Governor Thompson and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Several people spoke about Topinka’s love for coffee, red hair and the polka.