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Party Funds in Illinois

Funds available for top Democratic and Republican political parties in Illinois, updated daily

Democratic State Party Committees
Committee Name Cash on Hand
Friends of Michael J Madigan $11,461,542.39
Democratic Majority $5,000,569.15
Democratic Party of Illinois $2,175,295.55
Senate Democratic Victory Fund $860,007.89
Citizens for John Cullerton for State Senate $518,031.03
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Republican State Party Committees
Committee Name Cash on Hand
Citizens for Durkin $1,436,138.43
Brady for Senate Inc $903,419.78
Citizens for Rauner, Inc $630,610.11
House Republican Organization $547,495.00
Republican State Senate Campaign Committee $422,964.99
Illinois Republican Party $90,145.24


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Recent Political Donations

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

Donor Amount Recipient
Midwest Operating Engineers Construction Industry Research and Service $356.43K Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC
Midwest Region Organizing Committee (Member Dues) $87.35K Illinois Laborers' Legislative Committee
Senate Democratic Victory Fund $32.00K Friends of Tom Cullerton
CHELSEY R. ROBINSON $25.00K Citizens to Chelsey R Robinson for Judge of 2nd
27th Ward Reg Democratic Org $25.00K Friends of Jawaharial Omarr Williams
Chicago Stagehands Union Local 2 (Dues) $23.20K Chicago Stagehands Local 2 PAC
Simmons Hanly Conroy $23.20K Illinois Trial Lawyers Assn PAC
Democratic Majority $21.99K Citizens For Suzanne Ness
Carol Sullivan $17.00K Committee to Elect Ramona Sullivan
Supreme Solutions, Inc. $16.00K Friends of Eugene Williams

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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 Friends of Bill Conway +$2,564,222.78
2 Committee to Elect Shelly A Harris +$1,720,000.00
3 Friends of Michael J Madigan +$677,157.19
4 Friends for Foxx +$524,546.00
5 Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC +$356,430.77
6 SEIU Illinois Council PAC +$350,000.00
7 INCS Action Independent Committee +$350,000.00
8 Chicago for Rahm Emanuel +$268,229.94
9 Laborers' Political League - Great Lakes Region +$232,263.01
10 Illinois Laborers' Legislative Committee +$205,096.23

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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 Friends of Michael J Madigan $11,461,542.39
2 LiUNA Chicago Laborers District Council $8,474,514.75
3 Democratic Majority $5,000,569.15
4 Vote Yes For Fairness $4,866,388.12
5 Friends of Bill Conway $2,971,947.14
6 Illinois PAC for Education (IPACE) $2,882,328.51
7 13th Ward Democratic Org $2,429,574.30
8 Friends of Don Harmon for State Senate $2,284,284.46
9 Democratic Party of Illinois $2,175,295.55
10 Citizens for Lisa Madigan $2,100,639.89

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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.


Illinois Sunshine is a tool by Reform for Illinois 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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