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Rauner Reports $38 Million In the Bank After 3-Point Primary Win

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Editorial: Illinois Needs to Get Big Money Out of Elections

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Will Mayoral Challengers Step Up to Give Emanuel a Run For His Money?

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Top Contested Races for Illinois General Assembly

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Chamber District Total Candidates Candidates Total Funds in Race
House 82nd 2 Jim Durkin (i), Tom Chlystek $2,969,522.94
Senate 48th 2 Andy Manar (i), Seth McMillan $1,160,027.11
House 113th 2 Jay Hoffman (i), Douglas Jameson $1,099,809.90
House 93rd 2 Norine Hammond (i), John Curtis $1,079,410.94
Senate 29th 2 Julie Morrison (i), Davie Barrett $940,701.01
House 19th 2 Robert F. Martwick, Jr. (i), Ammie Kessem $868,036.69
House 77th 2 Kathleen Willis (i), Anthony Airdo $838,231.25
House 56th 2 Michelle Mussman (i), Jillian Bernas $827,161.66
House 72nd 2 Michael Halpin (i), Glen Evans Sr. $818,251.34
House 17th 2 Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, Peter Lee $813,461.39

Party Funds in Illinois

Funds available for top Democratic and Republican political parties in Illinois, updated daily

Democratic State Party Committees
Committee Name Cash on Hand
Democratic Party of Illinois $5,341,613.44
Democratic Majority $4,749,751.68
Friends of Michael J Madigan $2,597,976.67
Senate Democratic Victory Fund $2,214,516.52
Citizens for John Cullerton for State Senate $615,762.57
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Republican State Party Committees
Committee Name Cash on Hand
Citizens for Rauner, Inc $39,115,106.40
Republican State Senate Campaign Committee $1,755,530.82
Brady for Senate Inc $719,828.73
Illinois Republican Party $459,312.75
Citizens for Durkin $429,785.63
House Republican Organization $219,861.42

Recent Political Donations

Top donations to Illinois political committees in the last 7 days, updated daily

Donor Amount Recipient
Samuel M. Mencoff $305.00K Chicago for Rahm Emanuel
AFT Solidarity Fund, dues $237.96K Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE
John A. Canning, Jr. $200.00K Chicago for Rahm Emanuel
Paul Finnegan $200.00K Chicago for Rahm Emanuel
Illinois Democratic Heartland $189.63K Friends of Andy Manar
Shahid R. Khan $100.00K Chicago for Rahm Emanuel
Chicago Teachers Union, IFT Local 1, dues $79.63K Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE
UFCW Local 881 PAC $55.40K Raoul for Illinois
AFT Local 604, dues $37.27K Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE
University Prof. of Ill., Local 4100, dues $34.99K Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE

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Top Earners last 30 days, updated daily

Political committees operate by receiving donations, transfers and loans from people, organizations, and other committees. Here's who's raised the most money in the last month.

Rank Committee New funds
1 JB for Governor +$30,006,940.00
2 Chicago for Rahm Emanuel +$1,988,689.00
3 Democratic Majority +$1,120,800.00
4 Rock Island County Democratic Central Cmte +$1,005,100.00
5 Illinois Democratic Heartland Committee +$545,000.00
6 Senate Democratic Victory Fund +$536,000.00
7 Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE +$526,040.73
8 Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC +$371,919.59
9 Friends of Andy Manar +$289,575.25
10 Raoul for Illinois +$173,376.00

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Top Political Committees highest current funds, updated daily

Political committees must report their current funds, along with donations and expenditures every quarter. Here's the committees that have the most investments and cash on hand.

Rank Committee Current funds
1 Citizens for Rauner, Inc $39,115,106.40
2 JB for Governor $38,153,525.62
3 Chicago for Rahm Emanuel $7,561,136.63
4 LiUNA Chicago Laborers District Council $5,562,744.61
5 Democratic Party of Illinois $5,341,613.44
6 Democratic Majority $4,749,751.68
7 Illinois PAC for Education (IPACE) $2,883,510.68
8 Friends of Michael J Madigan $2,597,976.67
9 Friends of Edward M Burke $2,385,807.91
10 Laborers' Political League - Great Lakes Region $2,327,171.34

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Tracking Political Donations by month and year

The chart below shows political donations since 1994. Hover over a month to see total donations and transfers during that time period. To see total donations and transfers by year, decrease the size of your browser window until you see dark green bars.


Illinois Sunshine is a tool by the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform for browsing political contributions in the state of Illinois.

The data comes from the Illinois State Board of Elections, which has been collecting this data electronically since 1994. We built Illinois Sunshine to give journalists, activists and citizens better access to and documentation for this data.

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