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Daniel W. Hynes (born July 20, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois) is currently the Comptroller of the State of Illinois. He attended St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago, IL, where he graduated in 1986. Daniel Hynes later attended the University of Notre Dame, where he graduated magna cum laude in 1990 with a Bachelor of Sciences degree in economics and computer applications. He received his Juris Doctor degree with honors from Loyola University Chicago's School of Law in 1993. July 20 is the 201st day (202nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 164 days remaining. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden) Official website: http://egov. ... A comptroller may refer to a royal-household official who examines and supervises expenditures, or a public official who audits government accounts and sometimes certifies expenditures. ... State nickname: Land of Lincoln, The Prairie State Other U.S. States Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Governor Rod Blagojevich (D) Official languages English Area 149,998 km² (25th)  - Land 143,968 km²  - Water 6,030 km² (4. ... St. ... This article is about the largest city of Illinois. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The University of Notre Dame is a leading Roman Catholic institution of higher learning located immediately northeast of South Bend, Indiana, United States. ... Latin honors are Latin phrases used to indicate the level of academic distinction with which an academic degree was earned. ... This article is about the year. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Law School. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII in Roman) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ...


Daniel Hynes served as a health care attorney a Chicago law firm before being first elected Illinois state Comptroller on November 3, 1998 at the age of 30. At the time, he was the youngest elected statewide constitutional officer in Illinois, since William Stratton was elected Treasurer of Illinois in 1942. Since first entering office in 1999, he was the first Comptroller to establish a "Rainy Day Fund" for Illinois as a way to secure funding for the state whenever there is a slowdown in revenue. Hynes also spearheaded bipartisan reform of laws governing the state's private cemeteries and funeral homes (which his office regulates) in 2001, the most extensive overhaul of these industries in 25 years. November 3 is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 58 days remaining. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII in Roman) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 25th 149,998 km² 340 km 629 km 4. ... William Grant Stratton (February 26, 1914–March 2, 2001), known as Billy the Kid, was the Republican Governor of the U.S. state of Illinois from 1953 to 1961, succeeding Adlai Stevenson in that office. ... In many governments, a treasurer is the person responsible for running the treasury. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 25th 149,998 km² 340 km 629 km 4. ... This article is about the year. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 25th 149,998 km² 340 km 629 km 4. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...


As Illinois State Comptroller

Dan Hynes has sponsored new legislation that prohibited tax scofflaws from receiving state contracts. He also introduced legislation in 2003, that would do the same to corporations that have falsified their financial reports. Among his other measures as Comptroller, was to reform the Local Government Division of his office, increasing the percentage of compliance from Illinois's local government units in financial reporting from 65 to 95 percent. Hynes also expanded the office's commerical direct deposit program, encouraging state vendors to receive payments electronically, which saves taxpayer money and improves efficiently. Daniel Hynes was elected to a second term as Comptroller on November 5, 2002, with a margin of more than one million votes. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 25th 149,998 km² 340 km 629 km 4. ... A comptroller may refer to a royal-household official who examines and supervises expenditures, or a public official who audits government accounts and sometimes certifies expenditures. ... November 5 is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 56 days remaining. ... 2002 (MMII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


U.S. Senate campaign

In 2004 Hynes was an unsuccessfull candidate in the Democratic primary for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senator, losing to Barack Obama, who went on to win the general election in November. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. ...



Hynes married Christina Kerger, M.D. in June 1999 and currently resides on the South Side of Chicago and Springfield, Illinois. 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... South Side Irish is the term that refers to the large Irish-American community on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois. ... Chicago (officially named the City of Chicago) is the third largest city in the United States (after New York City and Los Angeles), with an official population of 2,896,016, as of the 2000 census. ... Motto: Nickname: Map Political Statistics Founded 1819 Incorporated County Sangamon County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Timothy Davlin Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Water 156. ...


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Illinois Comptroller's Office - Daniel W. Hynes, Comptroller (569 words)
Hynes, 33, has made a commitment to increase accountability, efficiency and innovation in the areas of state and local government finance and fiscal policy, and in his office's administration of electronic commerce programs, debt collection and cemetery and funeral home regulation.
Hynes, who has been a responsible voice in the debate over how Illinois should spend its $9 billion share of the national tobacco settlement, advocated major tax relief and health care investments while criticizing the use of $29 million of tobacco funds for non-health care related capital projects.
Hynes is active in various civic, charitable and professional organizations including membership in the Economic Club of Chicago, the James Jordan Boys and Girls Club, the Pediatric AIDS Chicago, the Abraham Lincoln Association and the Illinois Government Finance Officers Association.
WPIX | New York | The WB | Hynes takes low-key road in Senate bid (1249 words)
Hynes, the state comptroller since 1999, is one of seven candidates in the Democratic field for the Senate seat, which is opening after incumbent Republican Peter Fitzgerald decided not to seek re-election.
But to Hynes' foes, this son of a ward boss is nothing more than "a favorite son of the Democratic Party machine," in the words of one of them, state Sen. Barack Obama of Hyde Park.
Since Hynes' election, Lisa Madigan, daughter of the state Democratic Party chairman and Illinois House speaker, was elected attorney general and Rod Blagojevich, the son-in-law of Chicago ward boss Dick Mell, was elected governor.
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