Keep an eye on money in Illinois politics
Since 1994, $2.7 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.
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||Democratic Party of Illinois||+$386,350.00|
|2||Friends of Michael J Madigan||+$384,001.08|
|3||Senate Democratic Victory Fund||+$357,773.00|
|4||13th Ward Democratic Org||+$321,800.00|
|6||Citizens for John Cullerton for State Senate||+$289,300.00|
|7||SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana PAC||+$250,000.00|
|8||Friends of Edward M Burke||+$240,000.00|
|9||Friends of John Bradley, Inc||+$193,890.00|
|10||Cook County Democratic Party||+$172,500.00|
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||$19,574,379.71|
|2||Friends of Edward M Burke||$9,049,457.11|
|5||Senate Democratic Victory Fund||$2,090,564.85|
|6||Citizens for Lisa Madigan||$2,079,672.27|
|7||Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC||$2,043,963.39|
|9||Illinois State Medical Society PAC||$1,608,612.34|
|10||Democratic Party of Illinois||$1,485,670.12|
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.