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Governor's tax bill up $3,300 as IL rate climbs

Fri, 04 May 2012 16:24:50 CDT
By: AP

Gov. Pat Quinn's Illinois tax bill jumped more than $3,300 in the first year of the state's higher income tax rate. Quinn released returns Friday showing he paid $7,750 in Illinois income taxes for 2011. That's when the tax rate rose from 3 percent to 5 percent. A year earlier, the Chicago Democrat paid just under $4,400. The returns also show Quinn gave less to charity, about $11,600 compared to $17,400 in the previous year. His federal taxes fell slightly, to $38,095. Quinn made more than $157,000 in salary as governor and also withdrew $42,500 from a pension plan.

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