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Donations since 1994

Since 1994, $2.8 Billion has been donated to political campaigns in the State of Illinois. The chart below shows total donations over time. The spikes are fundraising leading up to municipal or general elections. Click on a month to see the individual donations.

Recent Donations

Top donations to Illinois political committees in the last 7 days, updated daily.

Donor Amount Recipient
AFT Solidarity Fund, dues $189.13K Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE
Chicago Teachers Union, IFT Local 1, dues $53.21K Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE
Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters PAC $25.00K Friends of Deborah Conroy
Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters $25.00K Mike Smiddy for State Representative
Senator Dave Syverson Campaign Committee $25.00K Republican State Senate Campaign Committee
AFT Local 604, dues $22.18K Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE
Northwest Suburban Republican Lincoln Day Committee PAC $21.09K Republicans of Wheeling Township
Cook Co. College Teachers Union, #1600, dues $17.31K Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE
Golf Acquisition Group, LLC $13.50K Illinois Hotel & Motel Pac (IHMPAC)
Lake County Fed. of Teachers, IFT Local 504, dues $12.28K Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE

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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 Committee to Elect Bob Romanik - State Representative +$1,000,000.00
2 Support Independent Maps +$638,000.00
3 Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE +$345,738.80
4 Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC +$263,144.71
5 Citizens for Patrick O'Connor +$101,700.00
6 Committee to Elect First Party for Bolingbrook +$79,000.00
7 Friends of Michael J Madigan +$59,275.00
8 25th Ward Regular Democratic Organization +$59,000.00
9 Illinois Hotel & Motel Pac (IHMPAC) +$58,062.46
10 Illinois Trial Lawyers Assn PAC +$55,683.33

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Committees highest current funds

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 $20,264,010.72
2 Friends of Edward M Burke $8,439,472.64
3 IllinoisGO IE $6,149,225.57
4 Laborers' Political League - Great Lakes Region $3,023,155.22
5 Senate Democratic Victory Fund $2,635,256.33
6 Democratic Party of Illinois $2,461,501.87
7 Democratic Majority $2,424,149.51
8 Turnaround Illinois $2,249,275.98
9 Citizens for Lisa Madigan $2,173,498.62
10 Citizens for John Cullerton for State Senate $1,784,142.30

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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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