Will County-area lawmakers divided on special comptroller election

The Herald News

SPRINGFIELD – Local lawmakers were split along party lines on legislation approved Thursday requiring a special election in 2016 to replace the late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka.

Some local lawmakers, including newly sworn-in State Rep. Margo McDermed, R-Mokena, questioned the timing of the bill’s passage. The legislation passed both the Illinois House and Senate down party lines, but not before heated debate.

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