Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka has died after suffering complications from a stroke.
A statement from her office says the 70-year-old passed away just after 2 a.m. Wednesday. She was taken to a hospital in Berwyn after feeling discomfort, and she lost consciousness after undergoing testing.
Topinka, a Republican, won a second term last month in race with Democratic challenger Sheila Simon, the former lieutenant governor.
Topinka was a former state treasurer and Illinois GOP chairwoman.
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