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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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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 Don Harmon for State Senate $12,938,086.32
JB for Governor $11,120,430.53
People for Emanuel Chris Welch $8,174,793.84
ISDF $4,759,689.37
Democratic Party of Illinois $2,102,888.56
Democrats for the Illinois House $1,541,609.37
Republican State Party Committees
Committee Name Cash on Hand
Friends of John Curran $1,564,350.60
Illinois Republican Party $832,920.67
House Republican Organization $642,829.35
McCombie for Illinois $227,159.00
Republican State Senate Campaign Committee $94,439.52


Recent Political Donations

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

Donor Amount Recipient
IBEW Local Union 701 (Dues Check-off) $56.44K International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers PAC
IBEW Local Union 176 (Dues Check-Off) $50.24K International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers PAC
UFCW LOCAL 881 (MEMBERSHIP DUES NOT EXCEEDING $150) $30.20K UFCW Local 881 PAC
Heather Smith $30.00K Citizens for Che "Rhymefest" Smith
Cooney & Conway $27.40K Illinois Trial Lawyers Assn PAC
IBEW Local Union 9 (Dues Check-off) $25.74K International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers PAC
Senate Democratic Leadership Fund $23.96K Citizens for Lightford
IBEW Local Union 197 (Dues Check-off) $15.80K International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers PAC
Lake County Federation of Teachers Local 504 $12.69K Citizens for CCSD 46 Referendum
Sunrun Incorporated $10.00K Clean Energy Illinois - Barry Matchett, Treasurer

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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 ISDF +$2,029,000.00
2 Democratic Party of Illinois +$1,239,163.23
3 End Homelessness, supporting Bring Chicago Home +$649,568.74
4 Laborers' Political League - Great Lakes Region +$594,815.45
5 SEIU Local 73 Bi-Partisan PAC +$376,700.08
6 Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC +$341,451.80
7 People for Emanuel Chris Welch +$265,105.48
8 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers PAC +$262,090.53
9 Friends of Don Harmon for State Senate +$260,500.00
10 Cook County Democratic Party +$250,000.00

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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 Don Harmon for State Senate $12,938,086.32
2 JB for Governor $11,120,430.53
3 People for Emanuel Chris Welch $8,174,793.84
4 Carpentry Advancement Political Action $7,608,876.53
5 Friends of Michael J Madigan $6,319,233.02
6 Laborers' Political League - Great Lakes Region $5,709,676.46
7 ISDF $4,759,689.37
8 Eileen O'Neill Burke for State's Attorney $3,294,668.86
9 Illinois PAC for Education (IPACE) $2,889,949.75
10 End Homelessness, supporting Bring Chicago Home $2,884,951.58

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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.