Losing Judy Baar Topinka, an everywoman

You know this if you were a close friend of hers, or if you just saw it on a TV commercial: Nobody appreciated a good yard sale more than Judy Baar Topinka did. It wasn’t just campaign shtick. It was true.  She could be in deep conversation about the arcana of public policy and abruptly start to gush about the antique lamp she had fetched for $5. She never understood why shoppers would pay full price for anything when there were Goodwill stores and yard sales full of great deals. Read more of today's Chicago Tribune editorial about the loss of Illinois' Judy Baar Topinka.