Profiles & Stories



September 8, 2018

City Club of Chicago: Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza in 2018 [VIDEO]

— City Club of Chicago | Mendoza, S — Watch the video. Listen to the audio. Susana A. Mendoza was sworn in as Illinois Comptroller on […]
April 27, 2018
Governing Magazine Susana A. Mendoza

In Illinois’ Ongoing Budget Crisis, She’s the Woman Deciding Who Gets Paid

— Governing Magazine | Vock, D. — Susana Mendoza knew she was walking into a tough job well before she ever assumed office as the comptroller of […]
February 13, 2018
Governing Magazine Susana A. Mendoza

Other Lawmakers ‘Would Say They Had Shoes Older Than Me’

— Governing Magazine | Quinn, M. — Susana Mendoza grew up believing that government couldn’t be trusted. Her Mexican parents had no faith in their home […]
December 7, 2017
Politico Playbook Power List Susana A. Mendoza

POLITICO Playbook Power List – 18 to Watch in 2018

— POLITICO | Palmer, A., Sherman, J., Lippman, D., Montellaro, Z. — 18 to Watch in 2018 highlights politicians, activists and operatives across the country who […]
September 22, 2017
Chicago Reader Susana A. Mendoza

Susana Mendoza might have just won her next election

— Chicago Reader Newspaper | Miner, M. — Chicago magazine political writer Carol Felsenthal interviewed Susana Mendoza in 2011 and came away “convinced”—as she would later […]
September 16, 2017
Chicago Tribune Susana A. Mendoza

Mendoza confronts Chicago tough guy leaving crash scene with 2 magic words: Say cheese! [VIDEO]

—The Chicago Tribune | Kass, J. — Watch the video. Illinois State Comptroller Susana Mendoza was on a Sunday bike ride with her husband and 4-year-old […]
June 29, 2017
Marketplace Susana A. Mendoza

INTERVIEW: What happens when a state has $15 billion worth of unpaid bills?

— Marketplace | Ryssdal K. — Listen to the interview. Kai Ryssdal: How many unpaid bills are you dealing with? Susana Mendoza: We’re dealing with over […]
June 12, 2017
Chicago Magazine Susana A. Mendoza

Woman on Fire

— Chicago magazine, Politics & City Life | Fishman, T. — The Illinois budget debacle has left both sides bruised, but state comptroller Susana Mendoza has […]
June 3, 2017
NPR Illinois Susana A. Mendoza

INTERVIEW: ‘I Shouldn’t Have This Much Power’

— NPR Illinois | Mackey, B. — Listen to the interview. Illinois government has been deadlocked on a state budget for 23 months. During that time, […]
English