Keep an eye on money in Illinois politics
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The chart below shows total political donations over time. The spikes are fundraising leading up to municipal or general elections. Click on a month to see the individual donations.
Top donations to Illinois political committees in the last 7 days, updated daily.
|Richard Uihlein||$1.50M||Liberty Principles PAC|
|Chicago Association of REALTORS||$44.45K||Illinois Association of REALTORS Fund|
|Illinois Road Builders PAC||$40.00K||Illinois Republican Party|
|IUOE EPEC||$35.93K||IUOE Local 399 Political Education Fund|
|Chicago Association of REALTORS||$21.98K||Illinois Association of REALTORS Fund|
|David & Margaret Str Reid||$18.14K||Citizens to Elect David Reid|
|IUOE EPEC||$17.97K||IUOE Local 399 Political Education Fund|
|Drive Committee||$12.51K||Local 705 Teamsters Political Action Committee B|
|Illinois Republican Party||$10.93K||Winger for Rep|
|SMS Assist, LLC||$10.80K||Chicago for Rahm Emanuel|
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
|1||Liberty Principles PAC||+$4,005,000.00|
|2||Support Independent Maps||+$416,500.00|
|3||Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC||+$387,900.67|
|4||Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE||+$250,628.40|
|5||AFSCME Illinois Council 31 PAC||+$150,000.00|
|6||Citizens for Alderman Reilly||+$144,600.00|
|7||31st Ward Democratic Organization||+$129,000.00|
|8||Illinois Pipe Trades PEF||+$117,686.90|
|9||The Burnham Committee||+$107,000.00|
|10||Chicago for Rahm Emanuel||+$94,100.00|
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.
|1||Citizens for Rauner, Inc||$20,468,360.72|
|2||Friends of Edward M Burke||$8,440,972.64|
|4||Illinois Republican Party||$5,796,803.00|
|5||Liberty Principles PAC||$4,043,876.35|
|6||Senate Democratic Victory Fund||$3,027,556.33|
|7||Laborers' Political League - Great Lakes Region||$3,023,155.22|
|9||Democratic Party of Illinois||$2,526,001.87|
|10||House Republican Organization||$2,436,792.08|
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.