John Chase

John Chase is deputy director of investigations at the Better Government Association. 

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Pants on Fire!

His conduct was much worse than politics as usual

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Rauner, Pritzker tax disclosures rich in avoidance

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.

Rauner, Pritzker shun transparency even when it might help

In refusing to release comprehensive tax information, wealthy rivals forego a possibility of debunking specious attacks about their finances.

Wealthy Illinois candidates face tax disclosure minefield

Releasing details of tax returns presents a potential minefield for wealthy candidates like Rauner, Pritzker and Kennedy