Keep an eye on money in Illinois politics
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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.
Top donations to Illinois political committees in the last 7 days, updated daily.
|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|
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||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|
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||$20,264,010.72|
|2||Friends of Edward M Burke||$8,439,472.64|
|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|
|9||Citizens for Lisa Madigan||$2,173,498.62|
|10||Citizens for John Cullerton for State Senate||$1,784,142.30|
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.