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==State budget==
The budget for the Office of the State Comptroller in Fiscal Year 2012 was $109,800,600<ref>[http://www.state.il.us/budget/FY2013/FY13OperatingBudget.pdf ''Operating Budget Book''“Illinois State Budget Fiscal Year 2013,”  5.39, accessed June 20, 2013.]</ref>

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Illinois Comptroller
General information
Office Type:  Partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2012 FY Budget:  $109,800,600
Term limits:  None
Length of term:   4 years
Authority:  Illinois Constitution, Article V, Section 1
Selection Method:  Elected
Current Officeholder

Judy Baar Topinka.jpg
Name:  Judy Baar Topinka
Officeholder Party:  Republican
Assumed office:  January 10, 2011
Compensation:  $135,700
Next election:  November 4, 2014
Last election:  November 2, 2010
Other Illinois Executive Offices
GovernorLieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney GeneralTreasurerAuditorComptrollerSuperintendent of EducationAgriculture DirectorInsurance DirectorNatural Resources DirectorLabor DirectorIllinois Commerce Commission
The Controller of the State of Illinois is the chief financial officer of the government of Illinois.

Current officeholder

The current state controller is Judy Baar Topinka. She has served since January 2011, and was formerly Illinois Treasurer.[1]


The office of comptroller is authorized by Article V, Section 1 of the Illinois Constitution.

Article V, Section 1

Officers: The Executive Branch shall include a Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Comptroller and Treasurer elected by the electors of the State. They shall keep the public records and maintain a residence at the seat of government during their terms of office.


Here is a list of the standard qualifications necessary under Illinois State Law in order to be considered for the Comptroller's office:


According to Article V, Section 2 of the state constitution, state comptrollers shall hold office for four years beginning on the second Monday of January after their election and until their successors are qualified. They shall be elected at the general election in 1978 and every four years thereafter.


Article V, Section 7 of the Illinois Constitution addresses vacancies in the office of comptroller. If the comptroller...fails to qualify or if his office becomes vacant, the Governor shall fill the office by appointment. The appointee shall hold office until the elected officer qualifies or until a successor is elected and qualified as may be provided by law and shall not be subject to removal by the Governor.


The controller's main duties include maintaining the state's fiscal accounts, ordering payments into the treasury, and issuing warrants against any funds held by the treasurer.

The specific duties of the comptroller are outlined in Article V, Section 17 of the Illinois Constitution.

Article V, Section 17, Comptroller - Duties: "The Comptroller, in accordance with law, shall maintain the State's central fiscal accounts, and order payments into and out of the funds held by the Treasurer."


The comptroller office is further split into six departments:[2]

  • The taxpayer information and consumer affairs department
  • The cemetery care department
  • The local government department
  • The public accountability
  • The research and fiscal department
  • The electronic commerce department

State budget

The budget for the Office of the State Comptroller in Fiscal Year 2012 was $109,800,600[3]


See also: Compensation of state executive officers


In 2012, the comptroller was paid an estimated $135,669. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.


In 2010, the Illinois Comptroller was paid an estimated $135,700 according to the Council of State Governments.[4]

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Contact Information

Main Office
201 Capitol
Springfield, IL 62706-0001

Phone: (217) 782-6000

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