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Tax March in Princeton, Il.

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The president's tax returns will be the focus of a march in northern Illinois this weekend. Members of a new citizens group called Voices from the Prairie have chosen the traditional tax deadline day, April 15th, for their event in Princeton.

Spokeswoman Stephanie VanOrdstrand emphasizes their march through downtown Princeton, and their group, are non-partisan.

"There are reasons taxes have been released by presidents since Richard Nixon - by choice, by courtesy, by tradition - whatever you want to call it. It is important for us to know who our president does business with and if at all possible, to what extent."

VanOrdstrand says in January several friends began meeting to talk about current issues, and it quickly grew to around 40 people from a 4-county region. And in choosing a name, they all agreed on wanting their "voices" to be heard, and chose "prairie" for where they live in northern Illinois.

"I believe the way the tax march began was we kept being told that nobody cares about the tax returns, and a lot of us do. It certainly  makes a difference in how we see the presidency and without releasing them, the level of mistrust is growing."

She says their march is about the president, but really aimed at Congress - urging the House and Senate to push for release of his returns.

The group will meet at 11 am in Veterans Park in Princeton, then walk through downtown, on the sidewalks, to another park (Darius Miller Park) for a rally at noon.