John Chase is deputy director of investigations at the Better Government Association.
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Illinois’ wealthiest candidates for governor have disclosed little when it comes to their personal finances. But what they have revealed indicates they leverage tax code flexibility out of reach for most.
In refusing to release comprehensive tax information, wealthy rivals forego a possibility of debunking specious attacks about their finances.
Releasing details of tax returns presents a potential minefield for wealthy candidates like Rauner, Pritzker and Kennedy