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Donations since 1994

Since 1994, $2.8 Billion has been donated to political campaigns in the State of Illinois. The chart below shows total donations over time. The spikes are fundraising leading up to municipal or general elections. Click on a month to see the individual donations.

Recent 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 $310.01K Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC
IUOE Local 150 Political Action Committee $50.00K Friends for Marty Durkan
AFSCME Illinois Political Account (membership dues) $30.00K AFSCME Illinois Council 31 PAC
Illinois Laborers' Legislative Committee $28.90K Citizens for John Cullerton for State Senate
Illinois Laborers' Legislative Committee $28.90K Committee to Support John Cullerton for State Central Committeeman
Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters PAC $25.00K Democratic Party of Illinois
Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters PAC $25.00K Brandon Phelps for State Representative
UFCW Local 881 $25.00K Senate Democratic Victory Fund
Cari Sacks $25.00K Personal PAC Independent Committee
Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters PAC $25.00K Friends of Michael J Madigan

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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 Illinois Republican Party +$5,036,100.00
2 House Republican Organization +$2,025,500.00
3 Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE +$487,937.16
4 Senate Democratic Victory Fund +$392,300.00
5 Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC +$310,010.29
6 Democratic Majority +$298,750.00
7 Citizens for Rauner, Inc +$200,000.00
8 Citizens for John Cullerton for State Senate +$160,460.63
9 Friends of Michael J Madigan +$130,000.00
10 Support Independent Maps +$114,000.00

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Committees highest current funds

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 $20,464,010.72
2 Friends of Edward M Burke $8,439,472.64
3 IllinoisGO IE $5,965,704.77
4 Illinois Republican Party $5,703,999.75
5 Senate Democratic Victory Fund $3,027,556.33
6 Laborers' Political League - Great Lakes Region $3,023,155.22
7 Democratic Majority $2,722,899.51
8 Democratic Party of Illinois $2,501,001.87
9 House Republican Organization $2,368,042.08
10 Turnaround Illinois $2,249,275.98

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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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