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Bruce Rauner -- the Republican nominee for Illinois governor -- says he followed the letter of the law when filing his taxes.  But he won't say whether it was fair.

Rauner, a businessman, has said his wealth puts him in the top .01%.

Even so, a Chicago Tribune analysis showed that in several recent years, he paid no Social Security or Medicare taxes.

Rauner has released limited parts of his tax returns.

It's believed he took advantage of I-R-S rules to legally cut his tax burden.

Rauner defended that ...

Tax collectors were so unpopular for so long it took the Son of God to demonstrate that it was alright to forgive them, and who knows whether some modern St. Matthew works at the Internal Revenue Service.

Schock Says More to Find in IRS Case

Jun 26, 2013
Congressman Schock's Office

A member of Illinois' Congressional delegation continues to look into why certain groups seeking tax exempt status were targeted for additional scrutiny by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Schock: More Hearings Coming on IRS

May 17, 2013

An Illinois congressman say more hearings will come over the IRS’s target of conservative groups that applied for tax exempt status.