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Sen. Dillard Releases Tax Information

Illinois Public Media

State Senator Kirk Dillard of Hinsdale is the latest Republican candidate for Illinois Governor to make his tax returns public.

Dillard is a partner at an international law firm.

That job, along with his legislative post and a $52 lottery win, put his income at nearly $354,000, which resulted in a federal tax bill of about $64,000.

Dillard said, through a news release, that he believes it's important for candidates to be transparent with voters.

Dillard's campaign did not release his state income tax return, though, or the tax information of his lieutenant governor candidate, State Rep. Jil Tracy of Quincy. 

The Tracy family owns DOT foods, the nation's largest food distributor.

Dillard's release follows those of venture capitalist Bruce Rauner and State Sen. Bill Brady of Bloomington.

Rauner's income in 2012 was more than $53-million, while Brady, who is also a real estate developer, received an income of roughly $200,000.

A fourth Republican candidate for governor, Treasurer Dan Rutherford, has not yet made his tax information public.