- Associated Press - Monday, April 14, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon and her husband earned $208,000 during 2013 and paid $44,000 in state and federal taxes.

The candidate for state comptroller released her tax return and a statement of financial interest Monday.

Simon reported $134,000 from her salary as lieutenant governor and $9,000 from textbook royalties. Her husband, Perry Knop, earned $85,000 as a professor at John A. Logan College.

The couple contributed $3,300 to charity. They reported a net worth of $675,000.

The Democrat has been lieutenant governor since 2011. She has released her tax returns since she served on the Carbondale City Council.

Simon called on her opponent in the fall election, Republican Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, to do the same.

Topinka spokesman Brad Hahn says Topinka will release her tax return on Tuesday.

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