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||Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC||+$481,292.58|
|2||Democratic Party of Illinois||+$408,550.00|
|3||Laborers' Political League - Great Lakes Region||+$371,433.51|
|4||Support Independent Maps||+$353,500.00|
|5||Senate Democratic Victory Fund||+$337,600.00|
|6||Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE||+$272,548.63|
|7||Illinois Pipe Trades PEF||+$222,515.62|
|8||Cook County Democratic Party||+$200,900.00|
|9||Friends of Martin A Sandoval||+$195,830.00|
|10||Friends for Foxx||+$140,950.00|
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||$19,571,379.71|
|3||Friends of Edward M Burke||$8,732,934.61|
|5||Citizens for Lisa Madigan||$2,150,353.28|
|6||Illinois State Medical Society PAC||$1,650,715.46|
|7||Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC||$1,556,706.74|
|8||Stand for Children IL PAC||$1,509,939.91|
|9||Carpenters Helping in the Political Process (CHIPP)||$1,479,721.54|
|10||Senate Democratic Victory Fund||$1,476,955.71|
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.