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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
AFT Solidarity Fund, dues $123.34K Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE
Citizens for Christine Radogno $50.00K Republican State Senate Campaign Committee
Chicago Committee (the) $40.00K Friends of Michael J Madigan
Lake County Fed. of Teachers, IFT Local 504, dues $26.90K Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE
AFT Local 604, dues $25.14K Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE
AFT Local 604, dues $25.04K Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE
North Central Illinois Laborers' District Council Political Action Com $25.00K Friends for Susana Mendoza
Lakeshore Beverage $22.20K Associated Beer Distributors of IL PAC
Midland States Bank $20.00K Illinois Bankpac
UA Local 130 Plumbers (members, dues and deductions) $15.75K Illinois Pipe Trades PEF

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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 Liberty Principles PAC +$503,000.00
2 Senate Democratic Victory Fund +$392,916.21
3 Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE +$349,478.75
4 Committee to Elect Joseph Berrios Assessor +$180,650.00
5 Chicago for Rahm Emanuel +$180,487.00
6 Illinois Trial Lawyers Assn PAC +$166,655.00
7 Stephens Political Action Committee NFP +$148,500.00
8 Laborers' Political League - Great Lakes Region +$126,036.16
9 Illinois Bankpac +$110,050.43
10 House Republican Organization +$100,000.00

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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 Citizens for Rauner, Inc $50,835,485.51
2 Democratic Party of Illinois $2,856,471.32
3 Friends of Michael J Madigan $2,778,486.29
4 Laborers' Political Action and Education League $2,494,147.83
5 Friends of Edward M Burke $2,277,082.82
6 Citizens for Lisa Madigan $2,260,366.92
7 Committee to Elect Bob Romanik - State Representative $2,010,643.69
8 Citizens for Beiser $1,827,854.18
9 The Burnham Committee $1,536,788.89
10 Health Care Council of IL PAC $1,500,180.44

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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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