Quinn, Rauner offer high praise at Judy Baar Topinka memorial

Illinois leaders – past, present and future – gathered Wednesday morning with one common agenda: honoring the life and service of Riverside resident Judy Baar Topinka.

Sharing the podium were the likes of Gov. Pat Quinn, Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner and former Gov. James Thompson.

"She was always known for telling the truth, a truth-teller," Quinn said.

They gathered at Local 150 in Countryside to offer praise and memories about Topinka, who died Dec. 10 at MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn after suffering a stroke. Read more in My Suburban Life.