Help us provide
this service

Please donate!

Keep an Eye on Money in Illinois Politics
updated daily

Sponsored by the:

Top Contested Races for Illinois General Assembly

Click on a row to see individual race details

Chamber District Total Candidates Total Funds in Race
House 82nd 2 $5,191,424.26
House 20th 2 $3,937,296.13
Senate 46th 2 $3,916,484.34
House 111th 2 $3,908,235.03
House 45th 2 $3,223,288.59
House 41st 2 $3,113,433.83
House 97th 2 $3,071,565.10
Senate 25th 2 $2,925,367.88
House 65th 2 $2,876,021.84
House 66th 2 $2,730,147.22


Click below for the latest articles

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
Friends of Michael J Madigan $13,472,855.15
Friends of Don Harmon for State Senate $6,834,124.92
Democratic Party of Illinois $1,914,204.68
Democratic Majority $890,605.98
JB for Governor $404,933.96
ISDF $370,957.01
Republican State Party Committees
Committee Name Cash on Hand
Brady for Senate Inc $824,086.46
Citizens for Durkin $305,154.60
Republican State Senate Campaign Committee $106,382.09
Illinois Republican Party $37,659.62
House Republican Organization $6,711.24

Recent Political Donations

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

Donor Amount Recipient
SMART Local 265 Defense Fund $38.89K Political Action Committee of Local 265
IBEW Local Union 701 (Dues Check-off) $30.44K International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers PAC
Plummer for Illinois $15.00K Republican State Senate Campaign Committee
Illinois Health Care Association $12.01K Illinois Health Care Assn PAC
Friends of Walter Burnett Jr. $10.00K 27th Ward Reg Democratic Org
Clarity Partners LLC $10.00K Asian American Leaders Caucus PAC
IUPAT $10.00K Irvin for Aurora
James W. Bruner Jr. $10.00K Sangamon County Republican Foundation
Milton Township Republican Central Committee $10.00K Republicans for Milton Township
AFT Local 604 COPE II $10.00K Friends for Susana Mendoza For Comptroller

Browse all donations »

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 Ozinga for Illinois +$675,000.00
2 Friends of Michael J Madigan +$661,331.84
3 Supporters of Jack D Franks +$400,002.81
4 Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE +$291,963.00
5 Friends of Don Harmon for State Senate +$233,373.25
6 Illinois Trial Lawyers Assn PAC +$212,705.00
7 Light PAC +$207,750.00
8 Stickney Twp Regular Democratic Org +$165,797.60
9 Citizens for Gregory Harris +$150,500.00
10 Illinois Laborers' Legislative Committee +$136,568.15

More top earners »

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 Friends of Michael J Madigan $13,472,855.15
2 Friends of Don Harmon for State Senate $6,834,124.92
3 LiUNA Chicago Laborers District Council $6,672,786.58
4 Illinois PAC for Education (IPACE) $3,333,851.05
5 Laborers' Political League - Great Lakes Region $2,908,852.06
6 13th Ward Democratic Org $2,558,752.26
7 Citizens for Lisa Madigan $2,078,459.20
8 REALTORS® Political Action Committee $2,039,887.52
9 The Burnham Committee $1,935,792.15
10 Democratic Party of Illinois $1,914,204.68

All committees »

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 Reform for Illinois 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.

Read more »