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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
IBEW Local Union 9 (Dues Check-off) $26.04K International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers PAC
Bolingbrook Property Partners LLC $22.20K Wine and Spirits Distributors of Illinois PAC
Caterpillar Inc - Peoria $20.00K Manufacturers PAC (MPAC)
Citizens for Bivins $15.00K Republican State Senate Campaign Committee
JDL Development LLC $10.00K Citizens for Alderman Reilly
The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group $10.00K Citizens for Alderman Reilly
David Navarro $10.00K Citizens for David Navarro
IBEW IBEW DIST ACCT $8.54K IBEW Local 176 Voluntary PAC
Monroe Street Associates Inc. $6.38K Chemical Industry Council of Illinois -- CHEMPAC
Simmons Hanly Conroy $5.60K Friends of Laura Fine

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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 JB for Governor +$7,000,000.00
2 Illinois Republican Party +$1,513,500.00
3 House Republican Organization +$920,500.00
4 Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC +$330,576.78
5 Kennedy for Illinois +$153,834.92
6 31st Ward Democratic Organization +$147,000.00
7 Chicago for Rahm Emanuel +$115,850.00
8 Anderson for Illinois +$98,300.00
9 Friends of Charlie Beach +$90,000.00
10 Citizens for Alderman Reilly +$79,500.00

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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 $70,575,256.98
2 JB for Governor $14,141,369.59
3 Laborers' Political Action and Education League $3,091,482.78
4 Democratic Party of Illinois $2,801,227.01
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 $2,209,022.43
8 Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC $1,762,318.78
9 Illinois Republican Party $1,753,111.55
10 Biss for Illinois $1,692,683.57

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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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