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Political Donations since 1994

The chart below shows total political donations over time. The spikes are fundraising leading up to municipal or general elections. Click on a month to see the individual donations.

Recent Political Donations

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

Donor Amount Recipient
Richard Uihlein $1.50M Liberty Principles PAC
Chicago Association of REALTORS $44.45K Illinois Association of REALTORS Fund
Illinois Road Builders PAC $40.00K Illinois Republican Party
IUOE EPEC $35.93K IUOE Local 399 Political Education Fund
Chicago Association of REALTORS $21.98K Illinois Association of REALTORS Fund
David & Margaret Str Reid $18.14K Citizens to Elect David Reid
IUOE EPEC $17.97K IUOE Local 399 Political Education Fund
Drive Committee $12.51K Local 705 Teamsters Political Action Committee B
Illinois Republican Party $10.93K Winger for Rep
SMS Assist, LLC $10.80K Chicago for Rahm Emanuel

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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 Liberty Principles PAC +$4,005,000.00
2 Support Independent Maps +$416,500.00
3 Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC +$387,900.67
4 Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE +$250,628.40
5 AFSCME Illinois Council 31 PAC +$150,000.00
6 Citizens for Alderman Reilly +$144,600.00
7 31st Ward Democratic Organization +$129,000.00
8 Illinois Pipe Trades PEF +$117,686.90
9 The Burnham Committee +$107,000.00
10 Chicago for Rahm Emanuel +$94,100.00

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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 $20,468,360.72
2 Friends of Edward M Burke $8,440,972.64
3 IllinoisGO IE $5,965,704.77
4 Illinois Republican Party $5,796,803.00
5 Liberty Principles PAC $4,043,876.35
6 Senate Democratic Victory Fund $3,027,556.33
7 Laborers' Political League - Great Lakes Region $3,023,155.22
8 Democratic Majority $2,759,899.51
9 Democratic Party of Illinois $2,526,001.87
10 House Republican Organization $2,436,792.08

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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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