Some Ill. governor candidates balk at releasing taxes -

Some Ill. governor candidates balk at releasing taxes

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- While many Illinois politicians are rushing to reassure voters of their integrity, some candidates for governor have decided not to release their tax returns to the public.

Republicans Bill Brady and Bob Schillerstrom say they won't release their tax information. Fellow Republican Andy McKenna says he'll only give out the information if everyone else does. And Green Party candidate Rich Whitney says he leans toward withholding his returns, too.

Other Republican candidates told The Associated Press that they're willing to release their tax information. The major Democratic candidates, Dan Hynes and Pat Quinn, both promise to release their returns.

Cindi Canary, executive director of the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform, said the tax forms give voters a better understanding of the candidates and possible problems.

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