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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.

Current Filings

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Recent Political Donations

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

Donor Amount Recipient
Midwest Operating Engineers Construction Industry Research and Service $414.47K Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC
IBEW Local Union 9 (Dues Check-off) $54.55K International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers PAC
Illinois House Victory Fund $25.00K House Republican Organization
Citizens for Pamela J. Althoff $25.00K Republican State Senate Campaign Committee
Ernst & Young $20.00K Illinois CPA's for Political Action
Steve Hagerty $19.00K Citizens for Steve Hagerty
Operating Engineers Local 965 PAC $13.50K Democratic Majority
Raymond R. Roppolo $10.00K Alliance of Illinois Taxpayers NFP
DNC GAMING & ENTERTAINMENT, INC. $7.00K Illinois Gaming Machine Operators Assn

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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 Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC +$766,304.65
2 Stephens Political Action Committee NFP +$141,500.00
3 Republican State Senate Campaign Committee +$125,500.00
4 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers PAC +$116,378.18
5 Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE +$103,841.20
6 INCS Action Independent Committee +$88,900.00
7 Linda for Aurora +$88,000.00
8 Democratic Governors Association-Illinois +$81,600.00
9 Credit Union Political Action Council CUPAC IL +$78,500.00
10 Citizens for Dunstan +$70,000.00

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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 $50,835,485.51
2 Democratic Party of Illinois $2,918,471.32
3 Friends of Michael J Madigan $2,782,070.29
4 Laborers' Political Action and Education League $2,494,147.83
5 Friends of Edward M Burke $2,278,582.82
6 Citizens for Lisa Madigan $2,260,366.92
7 Citizens for Beiser $1,827,854.18
8 The Burnham Committee $1,541,788.89
9 Health Care Council of IL PAC $1,500,180.44
10 Biss for Illinois $1,355,228.10

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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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