Jerry Stermer

Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans (left) will swear in Jerry Stermer (right) as Illinois State Comptroller, succeeding the late Judy Baar Topinka. Stermer has been serving as Gov. Pat Quinn’s chief of staff. (Credit: CBS)

Gov. Quinn Names Comptroller to Replace Topinka

Outgoing Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn tapped a member of his inner circle Friday to temporarily replace late Republican Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka.


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Illinois’ Aging Population Further Strains State Coffers

For one, the aging population is rising as people live longer. State budget chief Jerry Stermer says there are costs associated with that.


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Quinn Not Giving Up Hope on Special Session

Illinois lawmakers have been called back to the Capitol with orders to work on the state’s massive pension problem.


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