CHICAGO (AP) -
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says he's "heartbroken" about the death of state Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka.
Topinka died early Wednesday after suffering a stroke. The Democratic Quinn called longtime Republican Topinka "a trailblazer in every sense of the word." Quinn remembered Topinka's "signature sense of humor" and says he lost a friend who will be "incredibly missed."
Quinn says the state of Illinois is mourning "the loss of one of the greats." He also called her a "force of nature."