Topinka died Wednesday at approximately 1 a.m.
Lisa Madigan today (Wednesday) issued the following statement upon
news of the passing of Judy Baar Topinka.
“Today our state has suffered a great loss. Judy Baar Topinka was a
trailblazer, a true public servant and a friend to all. Always
jubilant and straight-talking, Judy spoke her mind on every issue.
Even during tough political times, Judy always worked across party
lines to get things done and brought humor and joy to everything she
did. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.”
[Office of the Illinois Attorney
General Lisa Madigan]