Topinka going for state comptroller

Topinka is staging a comeback after being defeated by Rod Blagojevich for Illinois governor in 2006.

The former 3-term state treasurer is circulating petitions to get on the February ballot as a candidate for state comptroller.

Democrat Dan Hynes will vacate that position to campaign against Governor Pat Quinn in his party's gubernatorial primary.

Topinka was appointed to a seat on the regional transportation authority board in 2007.

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