Two Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Release Tax Returns, But Not All Are Satisfied

Nov 28, 2017

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Chris Kennedy (left) and J.B. Pritzker (right)

After months of promising to release their tax returns, two Democratic candidates for Illinois governor released them -- partially.

Chris Kennedy and J.B. Pritzker both released the top pages of their tax returns - but not much else. Kennedy and his wife reported to the IRS that they earned $1.2 million dollars last year. Meanwhile, Pritzker - an heir to the Hyatt Hotel fortune - reported earning almost $15 million with his wife last year, nearly $10 million in 2015, and $3 million in 2014.

State Sen. Daniel Biss, another Democrat running for governor, accused Pritzker and Kennedy of hiding their full returns. Biss released five years' worth of full tax returns earlier this year - showing his family’s income is just from his legislative salary. Last year he reported $32,000.