CHICAGO SUN-TIMES: Pritzker: ‘No concerns’ about fed probe of property tax appeal

By Tina Sfondeles

“Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, his wife and brother-in-law are under federal investigation for a more than $330,000 property tax break Pritzker received on one of his Gold Coast mansions — in part by removing toilets, WBEZ-FM (91.5) reported on Wednesday…

Now the reported federal investigation gives fuel to another fight over the graduated income tax. Pritzker is helping to fund one side of a dark money group which is putting big bucks into fighting for the tax. Ideas Illinois, an opposing dark money group, is working hard to oppose it.

The group on Wednesday released a statement which accuses Pritzker, a billionaire heir and philanthropist, of knowing ‘nothing about fairness or equity.’

‘Governor Pritzker should immediately abandon his push for this massive Jobs Tax on middle class families because he can’t expect people to pay more when he is reportedly under criminal investigation for gaming the system to pay less,’ Ideas Illinois Chairman Greg Baise said in a statement.”

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Evan Walker