Hynes says a cornerstone of his approach will be a comprehensive
overhaul of Illinois' income tax structure. He says that would
include a new progressive income tax that he contends will spare
more than 90 percent of Illinoisans any tax increase.
Gov. Pat Quinn's proposal to increase income taxes 50 percent on
everyone is unfair. Hynes and Quinn will be pitted against each
other in the Democratic primary in February.
The three-term comptroller is a well-known name in Chicago
politics. Hynes also ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic
nomination to the U.S. Senate seat that President Barack Obama won
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