SPRINGFIELD - Democrat candidate for Illinois Treasurer, Mike Frerichs, is facing questions about why he hasn't paid back taxes and interest he owes the State of Illinois.
The Champaign County treasurer says Frerichs, a Democrat State Senator from Champaign, owes $1,800 from bills that date back to 2008.
But Frerichs and Senate President, John Cullterton, say Frerichs shouldn't have to pay because it was Frerichs office which was taxed.
They argue the office is used for public purposes. The state revenue department ruled Frerichs must pay up.