Topinka embarks on “Common Sense Express” Announcement Tour

Comptroller begins three-day statewide bus tour Sunday

CHICAGO, IL – Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka will board the “Common Sense Express” tomorrow and begin a three-day, nine-stop statewide tour to announce her re-election campaign for Illinois Comptroller.

Topinka will begin her journey surrounded by supporters Sunday morning in Chicago and conclude Tuesday evening in Marion, making stops with her “Common Sense Express” bus throughout the state along the way.

Specifically, the Announcement tour will include: Chicago, Rockford, Moline, Peoria, Quincy, Springfield, Edwardsville, Mt. Vernon and Marion.

Topinka will join a rally of local leaders and supporters in each community for a short program, and then be available to media. A mult box will be available to media outlets at each location.

Topinka’s Sunday’s (9-15-13) schedule was as follows:

10:30 a.m.:      CHICAGO TOPINKA RALLY

Billy Goat Tavern, 1535 W. Madison, Chicago

Program participants include: Cook County Board Commissioner Liz Gorman, Lake County Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor

2:30 p.m.:        ROCKFORD TOPINKA RALLY

Stone Eagle Tavern, 6445 E. State St., Rockford

Program participants include: Winnebago County Board Chairman Scott Christiansen, Winnebago GOP Chairman Jim Thompson, State Sen. Dave Syverson

5 p.m.:             QUAD CITIES TOPINKA RALLY

Rock Island County GOP HQ, 1721 5th Ave., Suite 100, Moline

Participants include: Rock Island GOP Chairman Mike Steffen, Bobby Schilling

SCHEDULE FOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2013:

9:30 a.m.:        PEORIA TOPINKA RALLY

Peoria County GOP HQ, 8835 N. Knoxville Rd., Peoria

Program participants include: Peoria County GOP Chairman Katherine Koyle, State Rep. David Leitch, State Rep. Mike Unes, State Sen. Darin LaHood, U.S. Congressman Aaron Schock

2 p.m.:             QUINCY TOPINKA RALLY

Villa Katherine, 532 Gardner Expressway, Quincy

Program participants include: Mayor Kyle Moore

5:30 p.m.:        SPRINGFIELD TOPINKA RALLY

Route 66 Hotel & Conference Center, 625 E. St. Joseph St., Springfield

Participants include: Sangamon County Sheriff Neil Williamson, Sangamon County GOP Chairman Rosemarie Long, Governor Jim Edgar

SCHEDULE FOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2013:

10 a.m.:           EDWARDSVILLE TOPINKA RALLY

Madison County Courthouse, 155 N. Main St., #120, Edwardsville

Participants include: Madison County Republican Women’s Club Chairman Amy Sholar, Edwardsville Mayor Hal Patton, Congressman Rodney Davis

1 p.m.:             MT. VERNON TOPINKA RALLY

Papa Z’s Ice Cream Shop, 1812 Broadway, Mt. Vernon

NOTE: Ice cream served as part of “Get the Scoop on Us” kickoff rally

Participants include: State Rep. John Cavaletto, Mt. Vernon Mayor Jane Chelsey, State Sen. Kyle McCarter

5:30 p.m.:        MARION TOPINKA RALLY

17th Street BBQ, 2700 17th St., Marion

Participants include: State Rep. Mike Bost, Williamson County GOP Chairman Sue Hamilton, State Sen. Dave Luechtefeld