Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka has died, less than 24 hours after suffering a stroke.
A statement from her office said the 70-year-old Topinka died early Wednesday morning following complications from the stroke.
She'd reported discomfort and was admitted to a hospital in Berwyn. After undergoing testing, she lost consciousness Wednesday and was pronounced dead shortly after 2:00 am.
Topinka, a Republican, won a second term last month in a tough race with Democratic challenger Sheila Simon, the former lieutenant governor.
Topinka was a former state treasurer and Illinois GOP chairwoman.