June 22, 2021

J.B. and the Gov: The One Percent takes on The One Percent

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By Laura Washington From Chicago Sun Times The One Percent is fighting it out. Isn’t that rich? The gubernatorial debate televised Wednesday on ABC-7 between Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic challenger J.B. Pritzker was a slugfest of name-calling and character assassination. He’s a liar, one says. A failure, says the other. Bank robber. Trust […]

Rauner hits Pritzker on offshore assets but could have some of his own

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Kim Geiger and Rick Pearson From Chicago Tribune Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner took aim Tuesday at a potential Democratic rival in next year’s general election, accusing businessman J.B. Pritzker of parking his inherited billions offshore to avoid paying taxes — while admitting that some of his own fortune could be socked away there as well. […]

Bruce Rauner changes tune on secret Cayman Islands accounts/Quinn’s double standard

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Bruce Rauner changes tune on secret Cayman Islands accounts From Governor Pat Quinn Pattern Emerges of Rauner Hiding the Truth CHICAGO – The Chicago Tribune is reporting that Bruce Rauner changed his story about whether he set up accounts in the Cayman Islands, the notorious overseas tax shelter. After originally telling the Chicago Tribune earlier […]

Super-Rich Gubernatorial Candidate used controversial Cayman tax gimmick to maximize his fortune

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By Alan Pyke From Think Progress Illinois gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner (R) made part of his fortune from investments in a Caribbean tax haven, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. But because Rauner won’t release details on his tax filings it is impossible to tell just how much of his wealth comes from those offshore accounts. The […]