John Rice has written up a wonderful article about Judy’s deep ties to Forest Park, IL outlined in the book Just Judy, written by her son, Joseph Baar Topinka.
News & Events
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.
Joe Topinka, J.D., M.B.A., M.H.A. appears on the Karen Conti show with fellow guest Dr. Jennifer Lawless, a professor at the University of Virginia! They discuss the anticipation of the city of Chicago’s first African-American female mayor. How will a woman conduct herself and govern differently in this prestigious position?
We are please to announce the new CAHME / Judy Baar Topinka Foundation Scholarship and are now accepting applications. Judy Baar Topinka was a pioneering public leader in Illinois who was the first woman to serve as state treasurer, in addition to terms as a state representative and senator. The scholarship will recognize a graduate student focusing on health policy in a CAHME-accredited program who exemplifies Ms. Topinka’s belief in hard work, ethical leadership, and perseverance. Details about the scholarship and application instructions are available on our web site. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2019.
Judy was a great supporter of Loyola University and was on its Board of Regents. Her son also received his advanced law degree from Loyola University School of Law. The Foundation and the Topinka family thank Loyola Magazine for helping get the word out about Just Judy.
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