GOP candidates for Ill. governor meet in forum -

GOP candidates for Ill. governor meet in forum

CHICAGO (AP) -- Some candidates in the crowded field of Republicans running for governor are playing up their differences with Democrats.

And a major point of contention is taxes.

Five of the Republicans running today said Illinois' money troubles can be fixed without raising taxes.

But on the Democrats' side, primary opponents Gov. Pat Quinn and Comptroller Dan Hynes have said the state needs the extra money that would be generated by an income tax increase.

At a candidate forum in Chicago, Republican state Senator Bill Brady of Bloomington pledged not to raise taxes if he's elected.

State Sen. Kirk Dillard, public relations consultant Dan Proft, DuPage County Board Chairman Bob Schillerstrom and businessman Adam Andrzejewski (AND'-jee-ef-skee) also attended the forum.

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