Dear Mr. Topinka:
I wish to thank you and the members of the selection committee who chose me to be the recipient of the 2nd Annual Judy A ward, in honor of your mother, my colleague, and a great public servant to all of us, Judy Baar Topinka.
Thank you, as well, for inviting me to the wonderful luncheon and fashion show. I enjoyed the company and it felt so good to be able to remember Judy at an event that she would have loved.
I congratulate you, as well, for keeping Judy’s legacy and commitment to public service alive with the scholarships awarded by the Judy Baar Topinka Foundation. These students are our future leaders and providing them with assistance and encouragement is a fitting way to honor Judy.
Karen A Yarbrough,
Cook County Clerk
Enjoy Shopping, Lunch, Award Ceremony and Special Presentation Given By Joseph Baar Topinka, Son of the Late Illinois State Comptroller, Judy Baar Topinka.
Best-selling author and professor, Joseph Baar Topinka will entertain with a fascinating presentation, focusing on the women’s empowerment, through the determination, leadership and spirit exhibited by his late mother, Illinois State Comptroller, Judy Baar Topinka.
Judy was a pioneering leader, role model and animal rights crusader, who founded “Comptroller’s Critters Pet Adoption Program”. She worked tirelessly as a public servant, reaching across the aisle, appealing to all parties, and taking Illinois by Storm, with her dedication to open and honest government.
The presentation, based upon his best-selling book, “Just Judy!”, chronicles her storied life as a journalist, state senator, and Illinois State Comptroller, where she broke through glass ceilings, time and time again, all while being a devoted mother and volunteering her time to worthy causes.
Crystal Sky Banquets
7941 West 47th Street, McCook, Illinois
September 5, 2019
[Includes Lunch, Tax & Tip]
With Every Total Purchase of Clothing and/or Accessories From Mary Ann @ This Event, We Will Give You One $5 Certificate To Use Toward the Purchase of Joseph’s Book, “Just Judy”, Making the Book Purchase Price Just $11.95!
R.S.V.P. Mary Ann
Doors Open: 11 a.m.
Lunch and Presentation: 12 p.m.
Followed By Shopping With Mary Ann
Joseph Baar Topinka Book Sale and Signing
Judy Adored Mary Ann’s Shoppe!
Discover The Latest Fall Fashions!
And Don’t Forget To Check Out Judy’s Bargain Racks!
Join Author Joseph Baar Topinka at the Centuries and Slueths Bookstore in Forest Park, IL for a discussion of his book, Just Judy: A Citizen & Leader for Illinois (The Story of Judy Baar Topinka)
Saturday, July 6, 2019
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Centuries and Slueths Bookstore
7419 Madison Street
Forest Park, IL 60130
Just Judy: A Citizen and Leader for Illinois is a wonderful resource for 6th grade and up, with over 100 interactive classroom activities, critical thinking and self-reflection essay questions, and research prompts to fuel additional learning based on the same principles that are covered throughout Judy’s story. Judy Baar Topinka continues to inspire us all and, through the voice of her son, encourages us to follow in her footsteps to support our local communities, actively participate in our civic duties, respect one another, take pride in our own unique heritage, and embrace life-long learning.
Eli’s Cheesecake is delighted to host Joseph Topinka, son of the late State Comptroller Judy Barr Topinka, for his book signing at Eli’s Cheesecake on Friday, January 11, 2019.
Friday, January 11, 2019
Eli’s Cheesecake Bakery Café
6701 W. Forest Preserve Drive
Chicago, IL, 60634
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Orland Park Civics Center
14750 S Ravinia Ave
Orland Park, IL 60462
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
TG Masaryk School
5701 W 22nd Pl.
Cicero, IL, 60804.