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Records Show Congressional Candidate Took Improper Home Tax Exemptions

DuPage County Board member Tonia Khouri took improper tax exemptions on property she owns, according to published reports.  She's also running against Democrat Bill Foster of Naperville in the Illinois 11th Congressional District. 

The Daily Herald reports she listed several Aurora rental properties as sources of extra income.  However, records from the Kane County and Aurora Township assessors, offices show she took homeowner tax exemptions on the same homes, saving about $6,000 from 2012 to 2015.  

Kane and DuPage Counties don’t have penalties for filing improper exemptions, but they have since been removed from Khouri’s properties.  

Khouri isn't the only candidate to be caught taking improper exemptions.  Gov. Bruce Rauner claimed $1,616 in improper exemptions in 2013, while U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, now a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, claimed $1,928 in extra exemptions around the same time.