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GOVERNOR PAT QUINN SAYS TALK OF WHO SHOULD SUCCEED COMPTROLLER JUDY BAAR TOPINKA SHOULD WAIT.

GOVERNOR QUINN SAYS NOW IS THE TIME HONOR THE LATE COMPTROLLER, NOT TALK POLITICS.

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THERE’S SPECULATION THAT QUINN WILL BE ABLE TO APPOINT A REPLACEMENT THAT WILL SERVE UNTIL GOVERNOR ELECT BRUCE RAUNER TAKES OFFICE NEXT MONTH, AND THEN RAUNER WOULD APPOINT HIS OWN COMPTROLLER. BUT THERE’S ALSO TALK OF CALLING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS A SPECIAL ELECTION TO FILL THE OFFICE.

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