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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.

Current Filings

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Recent Political Donations

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

Donor Amount Recipient
Gori Julian & Assoc., PC $21.60K Illinois Trial Lawyers Assn PAC
Ed Miniat LLC $21.60K Illinois Republican Party
York Township Republican Committeemen's Org $17.00K Your York Team
Addison Township Republican Committeeman's Organization $12.00K Illinois Republican Party
Eugene Pomerance $10.80K DuPage County Democratic Central Committee
Platt Hill Nursery $10.00K Green Industry PAC
Chicago Teachers Union-PAC $10.00K Friends of Don Harmon
Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, LTD $10.00K Illinois Trial Lawyers Assn PAC
Construction and General Laborers' District Council $10.00K Linda for Aurora
Development Specialists, Inc. $10.00K Preckwinkle for President

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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 +$414,473.87
2 Stephens Political Action Committee NFP +$148,000.00
3 Linda for Aurora +$98,000.00
4 Republican State Senate Campaign Committee +$96,000.00
5 INCS Action Independent Committee +$88,900.00
6 Democratic Governors Association-Illinois +$81,600.00
7 Credit Union Political Action Council CUPAC IL +$78,500.00
8 Friends of Sophia King +$70,400.00
9 Rosemont Voters League +$66,575.00
10 Preckwinkle for President +$66,250.00

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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 Citizens for Rauner, Inc $50,835,485.51
2 Democratic Party of Illinois $2,918,471.32
3 Friends of Michael J Madigan $2,782,070.29
4 Laborers' Political Action and Education League $2,494,147.83
5 Friends of Edward M Burke $2,278,582.82
6 Citizens for Lisa Madigan $2,260,366.92
7 Citizens for Beiser $1,827,854.18
8 The Burnham Committee $1,541,788.89
9 Health Care Council of IL PAC $1,500,180.44
10 Biss for Illinois $1,355,228.10

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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.

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