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Quinn to Sign 2016 Comptroller Special Election Bill

Disagreements have emerged about who will succeed Judy Baar Topinka and for how long

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    Gov. Pat Quinn says he'll sign a bill allowing a 2016 special election to replace late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka.

    Quinn said he plans to ink the measure Saturday, along with a proposal allowing Election Day registration.

    Topinka died last month after winning a second term. There's been disagreement about succession plans.

    Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner says his appointee should stay in the office four years. He plans to name Republican businesswoman Leslie Munger.

    However, earlier in the week lawmakers in the Democrat-controlled House and Senate approved a plan that could cut Munger's term to two years. Munger has said she'll run in 2016.

    The other bill essentially extends Illinois' pilot program with same-day voter registration, along with other changes. It was tested in November's election.

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