Keep an eye on money in Illinois politics
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Since 1994, $2.8 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.
Top donations to Illinois political committees in the last 7 days, updated daily.
|Midwest Operating Engineers Construction Industry Research and Service||$310.01K||Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC|
|AFSCME Illinois Political Account (membership dues)||$30.00K||AFSCME Illinois Council 31 PAC|
|Illinois Laborers' Legislative Committee||$28.90K||Citizens for John Cullerton for State Senate|
|Illinois Laborers' Legislative Committee||$28.90K||Committee to Support John Cullerton for State Central Committeeman|
|Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters PAC||$25.00K||Brandon Phelps for State Representative|
|Cari Sacks||$25.00K||Personal PAC Independent Committee|
|UFCW Local 881||$25.00K||Senate Democratic Victory Fund|
|Association Management Resources||$21.60K||Senate Democratic Victory Fund|
|Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE||$15.57K||American Federation of Teachers Local 604 COPE|
|Illinois State Medical Society PAC||$15.00K||Citizens for John Cullerton for State Senate|
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||Illinois Republican Party||+$5,036,100.00|
|2||House Republican Organization||+$2,025,500.00|
|3||Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE||+$487,937.16|
|4||Senate Democratic Victory Fund||+$392,300.00|
|5||Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC||+$310,010.29|
|7||Support Independent Maps||+$250,000.00|
|8||Citizens for Rauner, Inc||+$200,000.00|
|9||Citizens for John Cullerton for State Senate||+$160,460.63|
|10||Citizens for Christine Radogno||+$98,000.00|
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||$20,464,010.72|
|2||Friends of Edward M Burke||$8,439,472.64|
|4||Illinois Republican Party||$5,703,999.75|
|5||Senate Democratic Victory Fund||$3,027,556.33|
|6||Laborers' Political League - Great Lakes Region||$3,023,155.22|
|8||Democratic Party of Illinois||$2,476,001.87|
|9||House Republican Organization||$2,368,042.08|
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.