Keep an eye on money in Illinois politics

Donations since 1994

Since 1994, $2.7 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.

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Top earners last 30 days

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 Democratic Party of Illinois +$409,250.00
2 Friends of Michael J Madigan +$382,201.08
3 Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC +$377,745.80
4 Senate Democratic Victory Fund +$357,773.00
5 Democratic Majority +$324,200.00
6 Citizens for John Cullerton for State Senate +$289,300.00
7 SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana PAC +$250,000.00
8 Friends of Edward M Burke +$243,500.00
9 13th Ward Democratic Org +$214,000.00
10 Friends of John Bradley, Inc +$193,890.00

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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 $19,574,379.71
2 Friends of Edward M Burke $9,052,957.11
3 IllinoisGO IE $8,999,970.00
4 Turnaround Illinois $2,633,059.42
5 Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC $2,401,709.19
6 Senate Democratic Victory Fund $2,090,564.85
7 Citizens for Lisa Madigan $2,079,672.27
8 Democratic Majority $1,797,507.98
9 Illinois State Medical Society PAC $1,608,612.34
10 Democratic Party of Illinois $1,539,570.12

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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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