Press Releases

Sep 12

KASKASKIA, IL — Comptroller Susana A. Mendoza is releasing the first of a series of videos to commemorate the Bicentennial of Illinois.  These videos will take a deeper look into cities that played a role in shaping our rich history.   Three of the Illinois Bicentenni…

Aug 27

WATERLOO, IL — Governor Rauner has signed all five of Comptroller Susana A. Mendoza’s bills, the last two coming late Friday. …

Aug 24

DU QUOIN, IL —A bipartisan transparency initiative, proposed by Comptroller Susana A. Mendoza, became law today. House Bill 5814 passed unanimously out of the House and Senate and will require governors to account for the cost of late payment interest penalties in their budget proposals.…

Aug 13

Comptroller Susana A. Mendoza’s bill requiring Constitutional Officers to aspire to the same goals state agencies do of working with businesses owned by women, minorities and people with disabilities has become law.…

Jul 31

Transparency initiative ends long-standing practice of "offshoring" Governor staff salaries to state agencies to mask the Governor's budget    SPRINGFIELD —Comptroller Susana A. Mendoza's “Truth in Hiring Act,” to bring all "offshored" employ…

Jun 27

Thousands of Illinois seniors face growing housing, healthcare crisis CHICAGO — Chronic mismanagement by the Rauner Administration has put tens of thousands of Illinois seniors and persons with disabilities at risk, according to a report released today by…

Jun 01

Governor Urged to sign the Transparency Initiatives Chicago —What a session. Beyond the bipartisan cooperation on the budget, another important dynamic was going on under the radar in Springfield this year. Comptroller Susana A. Mendoza passed all five bills on her legislative agenda with …

May 31

SPRINGFIELD, IL — The Illinois General Assembly approved legislation, proposed by Comptroller Susana A. Mendoza and sponsored by State Senator Omar Aquino, D-Chicago and State Representative John Connor, D-Lockport, which will bring transparency to a program that allows lenders to claim millio…

May 31

 SPRINGFIELD — “Thank you to the bipartisan coalition of lawmakers who came together to pass a state budget. It will take years for our state to fully recover from the devastating consequences of the two-year budget impasse, but putting a complete budget in place for Fiscal Year 2019 is another step in the right direction..."

May 30

The bill would require governors to make a full accounting of these costs   SPRINGFIELD, IL — The Illinois Senate unanimously approved bipartisan legislation, proposed by Illinois Comptroller Susana A. Mendoza and sponsored by state Senator Tom Cullerton, D-Villa Park, that will r…