Three of the four Republican candidates for Illinois governor has made his tax returns public. Senator Kirk Dillard is the latest. IPR's Amanda Vinicky reports:
First out of the gate was venture capitalist Bruce Rauner, whose returns showed why he's been able to sink so much of his own money into his campaign -- his income in 2012 was more than $53 million dollars. Next was Sen. Bill Brady of Bloomington, who's a real estate developer -- his income was about $200,000. Now, comes Sen. Kirk Dillard of Hinsdale. Dillard's a partner at an international law firm. Those two jobs -- plus a $52 Lottery win -- put his income at nearly $260,000. That left him with a federal tax bill of about $64,000.In a press release, Dillard says he believes it's important for candidates to be transparent with voters. Dillard's campaign did not release his state income tax return, nor the tax information of his lieutenant governor candidate, Rep. Jil Tracy of Mt. Sterling. The Tracy family owns Dot Foods, the nation's largest food distributor. A fourth Republican candidate for governor, Treasurer Dan Rutherford, has not yet made his tax information public.
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