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CHICAGO, IL  – Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka recently met with representatives from community news media organizations to discuss state finances and identify ways that they can work together to serve residents.

Specifically, Topinka met with more than twenty community news reporters, editors, and Consulate leaders to discuss ways in how the state can better serve and communicate with ethnic communities. Topinka also highlighted The Ledger, an online financial portal of state government, and financial initiatives in her office like Take Charge Illinois outreach programs, that are available to provide assistance.

“Ethnic, neighborhood, and specialized media outlets play a critical role in educating the public because of the amount of trust invested in them from the individual communities they serve,” Topinka said. “It doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from – what is important is that communication from your state government is accessible, and we are able to meet the needs of our residents.”

Also included in the meeting were  Juanita Bratcher and Pamela McMillan, representatives from CopyLine Magazine.

“CopyLine Magazine plays a critical role in educating the public because of the amount of trust invested in them from the African-American community,” Topinka said. “It doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from – what is important is that communication from your state government is accessible.”

Topinka plans to hold similar meetings in the coming months. For more information on any of the programs from the State Comptroller’s Office, visit illinoiscomptroller.com/

Photo Caption: State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka opening up discussion at the Community Media Reception.

Photo by: Teresa J. Potasiak

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Welcome to CopyLine Magazine! The first issue of CopyLine Magazine was published in November, 1990, by Editor & Publisher Juanita Bratcher. CopyLine’s main focus is on the political arena – to inform our readers and analyze many of the pressing issues of the day - controversial or otherwise. Our objectives are clear – to keep you abreast of political happenings and maneuvering in the political arena, by reporting and providing provocative commentaries on various issues. For more about CopyLine Magazine, CopyLine Blog, and CopyLine Television/Video, please visit juanitabratcher.com, copylinemagazine.com, and oneononetelevision.com. Bratcher has been a News/Reporter, Author, Publisher, and Journalist for 33 years. She is the author of six books, including “Harold: The Making of a Big City Mayor” (Harold Washington), Chicago’s first African-American mayor; and “Beyond the Boardroom: Empowering a New Generation of Leaders,” about John Herman Stroger, Jr., the first African-American elected President of the Cook County Board. Bratcher is also a Poet/Songwriter, with 17 records – produced by HillTop Records of Hollywood, California. Juanita Bratcher Publisher

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