Fair
50°FFairFull Forecast

Topinka reports $125,000 in Illinois income

Published: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 10:43 p.m. CDT

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka reported $125,000 in income last year and paid about $20,000 in state and federal taxes.

The Republican candidate for re-election posted her income-tax return to her website Tuesday. It listed $45,000 in itemized deductions, including $12,000 in medical expenses, $9,000 in charitable cash contributions and $3,600 in other contributions.

In-kind contributions included $1,000 worth of war-related books, maps, correspondence and other papers to a Chicago military museum; and $750 worth of Czech books, books of Czech-English literature and Czech genealogy to the University of Chicago. A spokeswoman says Topinka collected the items over the years.

Topinka released her statements a day after her Democratic opponent for comptroller, Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon, reported she and her husband made $208,000 last year and paid $44,000 in taxes.

Get breaking and town-specific news sent to your phone. Sign up for text alerts from the Northwest Herald.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Reader Poll

What do you give trick-or-treaters?
Candy
Fruit
Gift certificates
Money
Other