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State treasurer defends brochure sent with state funds

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  • State Treasurer Dan Rutherford.

       State Treasurer Dan Rutherford.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

Associated Press

Illinois treasurer dan rutherford is defending his decision to use state funds to pay for a brochure that went largely to campaign contributors and other supporters of the republican party.the 11-page brochure touted successes in rutherford's first six months as treasurer and cited newspaper editorials that supported his calls for a freeze of state spending and an end to borrowing.

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