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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 $13,219,828.69
People for Emanuel Chris Welch $7,954,894.07
JB for Governor $7,680,301.79
ISDF $2,504,663.58
Democrats for the Illinois House $1,305,310.96
Democratic Party of Illinois $1,188,010.45
Republican State Party Committees
Committee Name Cash on Hand
Friends of John Curran $1,504,560.74
Illinois Republican Party $688,824.18
McCombie for Illinois $345,050.02
House Republican Organization $303,731.18
Republican State Senate Campaign Committee $28,380.52


Recent Political Donations

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

Donor Amount Recipient
IBEW Local Union 15 (Dues Check-Off) $206.88K International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers PAC
IBEW Local Union 702 (Dues Check-off) $150.84K International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers PAC
IBEW Local Union 51 (Dues Check-off) $110.44K International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers PAC
Elizabeth Uihlein $100.00K McCombie for Illinois
Carpentry Advancement PAC Fund $34.00K Friends of Bill Cunningham
IBEW Local Union 193 (Dues Check-Off) $32.44K International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers PAC
UFCW LOCAL 881 (MEMBERSHIP DUES NOT EXCEEDING $150) $30.68K UFCW Local 881 PAC
Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE $25.69K American Federation of Teachers Local 604 COPE
Carpentry Advancement PAC $25.00K Friends of Dave Koehler
ISDF, NFP $25.00K Gente for Graciela Guzman

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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 Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC +$571,730.40
2 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers PAC +$557,012.77
3 Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE +$550,163.60
4 Friends of Don Harmon for State Senate +$488,500.00
5 People for Emanuel Chris Welch +$313,000.00
6 Carpentry Advancement Political Action +$259,267.12
7 Affordable Assisted Living Coalition PAC +$238,497.50
8 McCombie for Illinois +$152,541.02
9 28th Ward Democratic Organization +$114,850.00
10 Illinois Laborers' Legislative Committee +$96,839.38

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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 $13,219,828.69
2 Carpentry Advancement Political Action $8,116,232.63
3 People for Emanuel Chris Welch $7,954,894.07
4 JB for Governor $7,680,301.79
5 Friends of Michael J Madigan $6,278,614.34
6 Laborers' Political League - Great Lakes Region $5,709,676.46
7 Illinois PAC for Education (IPACE) $2,916,495.47
8 13th Ward Democratic Org $2,689,179.37
9 ISDF $2,504,663.58
10 Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE $2,381,616.27

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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.