Judy Baar Topinka http://wkms.org en Topinka Unveils New Financial Records Database http://wkms.org/post/topinka-unveils-new-financial-records-database <p>Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka has launched a public database that puts local government financial information and tens of thousands of other records online.</p><p>Topinka's office is calling the database "The Warehouse" and says it will include information from&nbsp; counties, municipalities and special taxing districts across Illinois.</p><p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 21:18:46 +0000 The Associated Press 36103 at http://wkms.org Topinka Unveils New Financial Records Database Simon Set to Make Political Announcement Wednesday http://wkms.org/post/simon-set-make-political-announcement-wednesday <p>Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is announcing her political plans in a series of news conferences around the state.</p><p>In a Facebook post, the Carbondale Democrat says she'll release "very exciting news" about her campaign on Wednesday. She hasn't said what position she might seek, but has touted her background as a former county prosecutor and law professor.</p><p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 21:09:31 +0000 John Null & The Associated Press 33551 at http://wkms.org Simon Set to Make Political Announcement Wednesday