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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
Citizens for Durkin $100.00K House Republican Organization
National UAW Community Action Program $48.90K Friends for Marty Moylan for State Representative
Friends of Jason Barickman $25.00K Republican State Senate Campaign Committee
Friends of Sue Rezin $24.00K Republican State Senate Campaign Committee
Burnett Chapter of CUs $21.60K Credit Union Political Action Council CUPAC IL
Citizens for Pamela J. Althoff $20.00K Republican State Senate Campaign Committee
Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE $17.53K American Federation of Teachers Local 604 COPE
Illinois AFL-CIO $15.46K Chicago Federation of Labor & Industrial Union Council PAC
AFSCME Council 31 Political Action Committee $12.70K Illinois AFL-CIO COPE
House Republican Organization $12.48K Citizens for Hammond

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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 Senate Democratic Victory Fund +$404,200.00
2 Democratic Party of Illinois +$360,377.00
3 Republican State Senate Campaign Committee +$263,559.74
4 Democratic Majority +$255,500.00
5 Citizens for Durkin +$247,150.00
6 Friends of Edward M Burke +$245,800.00
7 Citizens for Christine Radogno +$222,950.00
8 Citizens for John Cullerton for State Senate +$206,650.00
9 House Republican Organization +$186,204.50
10 Citizens for Beiser +$150,407.27

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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 Durkin $18,715,138.24
2 House Republican Organization $16,159,786.75
3 Illinois Republican Party $9,075,058.21
4 Citizens for Leslie Munger $8,041,646.47
5 Democratic Party of Illinois $6,919,290.96
6 Senate Democratic Victory Fund $5,144,430.54
7 Citizens for Rauner, Inc $5,049,723.32
8 Republican State Senate Campaign Committee $4,526,224.58
9 Democratic Majority $4,274,038.00
10 Liberty Principles PAC $4,194,079.55

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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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