SPRINGFIELD— State Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) released the following statement following the death of Illinois State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka:

Judy Baar Topinka was one of the warmest, honest people in Illinois government and we will miss her. It says a lot that she had such a long, storied career and was still so well liked by people across the state. My prayers go out to her entire family.