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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
Christopher Kennedy $250.10K Kennedy for Illinois
SEIU Healthcare IL IN $79.98K SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana PAC
Charles Smith $50.00K Committee to Elect Charles "Chuck" Smith Judge
Committee to Support John Cullerton for State Central Committeeman $40.00K Senate Democratic Victory Fund
I.U.O.E. Local 399 $32.40K Preckwinkle for President
Senate Democratic Victory Fund $32.40K Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC
Iris Y. Martinez $30.00K Friends of Iris Y Martinez
Edward F. Heil $25.00K Economic Freedom Alliance
Committee to Elect JoAnn Reed for President $22.12K Centreville Township Citizens for Better Government
Citizens for Daniel J. McLaughlin $20.00K First Orland Party

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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 Kennedy for Illinois +$395,800.00
2 Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC +$329,017.46
3 House Republican Organization +$284,877.55
4 Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE +$231,328.89
5 Illinois Association of REALTORS Fund +$225,000.00
6 Citizens for Claar +$224,985.77
7 Chicago for Rahm Emanuel +$221,500.00
8 Illinois Republican Party +$216,800.00
9 JB for Governor Exploratory Committee +$200,000.00
10 Chicago & Northeast Illinois District Council +$147,829.31

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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 $50,851,485.51
2 Democratic Party of Illinois $2,948,081.48
3 Friends of Michael J Madigan $2,794,080.21
4 Laborers' Political Action and Education League $2,494,147.83
5 Friends of Edward M Burke $2,289,453.23
6 Citizens for Lisa Madigan $2,261,741.03
7 Citizens for Beiser $1,829,354.18
8 The Burnham Committee $1,541,788.89
9 Health Care Council of IL PAC $1,500,180.44
10 Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC $1,484,245.72

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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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