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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
Richard Uihlein $500.00K Liberty Principles PAC
Illinois Republican Party $100.00K House Republican Organization
North Central Illinois Laborers' District Council Political Action Com $25.00K Friends for Susana Mendoza
MAGI HOUSTON LLC $22.00K Friends of Twelve
Chicago Journeymen Plumbers' LU 130, UA $19.20K Chicago Journeymen Plumbers' LU 130
UA Local 130 Plumbers (members, dues and deductions) $15.75K Illinois Pipe Trades PEF
Korein Tillery, Attorneys at Law $15.00K Illinois Trial Lawyers Assn PAC
UA Local 130 Plumbers (members, dues and deductions) $14.90K Illinois Pipe Trades PEF
Senate Democratic Victory Fund $14.90K Committee to Elect Jennifer Bertino Tarrant
Levin & Perconti $12.00K Illinois Trial Lawyers Assn PAC

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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 +$50,000,571.26
2 Liberty Principles PAC +$503,000.00
3 Senate Democratic Victory Fund +$356,916.21
4 Chicago for Rahm Emanuel +$311,287.00
5 Committee to Elect Joseph Berrios Assessor +$185,900.00
6 Illinois Trial Lawyers Assn PAC +$179,155.00
7 Citizens for Alderman Reilly +$161,900.00
8 Laborers' Political League - Great Lakes Region +$126,036.16
9 House Republican Organization +$102,500.00
10 Illinois Road Builders PAC +$76,380.00

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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 $50,835,485.51
2 Senate Democratic Victory Fund $5,501,346.75
3 Democratic Party of Illinois $2,856,471.32
4 Citizens for John Cullerton for State Senate $2,840,818.76
5 Friends of Michael J Madigan $2,727,486.29
6 Laborers' Political Action and Education League $2,494,147.83
7 Friends of Edward M Burke $2,263,582.82
8 Citizens for Lisa Madigan $2,260,366.92
9 Citizens for Beiser $2,053,627.68
10 Committee to Elect Bob Romanik - State Representative $2,010,643.69

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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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