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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 $330.58K Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC
JB Pritzker $298.20K Personal PAC Independent Committee
Citizens for Durkin $20.00K House Republican Organization
Medical Staff Centegra Hospital McHenry $20.00K Illinois State Medical Society PAC
Drive Committee $14.84K Local 705 Teamsters Political Action Committee B
JB Pritzker $10.80K Personal PAC Inc
Medical Staff - Condell Medical Center $10.00K Illinois State Medical Society PAC
Friends of Michelle A. Harris $10.00K 8th Ward Regular Democratic Org
Ameren $6.00K Citizens for Lou Lang
Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois Political Action Committee $5.94K The People for Emanuel "Chris" Welch

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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 Citizens for Rauner, Inc +$20,007,500.00
2 Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC +$330,576.78
3 Personal PAC Independent Committee +$298,200.00
4 Senate Democratic Victory Fund +$228,500.00
5 Kennedy for Illinois +$213,300.00
6 Democratic Majority +$213,200.00
7 Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE +$177,355.62
8 House Republican Organization +$132,500.00
9 Illinois Pipe Trades PEF +$122,300.51
10 Intl Union of Operating Engineers/Engineers +$100,000.00

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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 $70,502,113.27
2 JB for Governor $7,141,369.59
3 Laborers' Political Action and Education League $3,091,482.78
4 Democratic Party of Illinois $2,795,944.58
5 Friends of Michael J Madigan $2,517,428.95
6 Citizens for Lisa Madigan $2,271,562.88
7 Friends of Edward M Burke $2,208,022.43
8 Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC $1,762,318.78
9 Biss for Illinois $1,624,383.57
10 The Burnham Committee $1,602,758.20

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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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