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Rauner Reports $38 Million In the Bank After 3-Point Primary Win

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Editorial: Illinois Needs to Get Big Money Out of Elections

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Will Mayoral Challengers Step Up to Give Emanuel a Run For His Money?

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Top Contested Races for Illinois General Assembly

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Chamber District Total Candidates Candidates Total Funds in Race
House 82nd 2 Jim Durkin (i), Tom Chlystek $2,960,022.94
House 113th 2 Jay Hoffman (i), Douglas Jameson $1,081,829.40
House 93rd 2 Norine Hammond (i), John Curtis $1,038,910.94
Senate 29th 2 Julie Morrison (i), Davie Barrett $928,799.17
Senate 48th 2 Andy Manar (i), Seth McMillan $870,451.86
House 19th 2 Robert F. Martwick, Jr. (i), Ammie Kessem $867,036.69
House 77th 2 Kathleen Willis (i), Anthony Airdo $838,231.25
House 56th 2 Michelle Mussman (i), Jillian Bernas $827,161.66
House 72nd 2 Michael Halpin (i), Glen Evans Sr. $818,251.34
House 55th 2 Martin "Marty" Moylan, Marilyn Smolenski $800,887.68

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
Democratic Party of Illinois $5,341,613.44
Democratic Majority $3,628,951.68
Friends of Michael J Madigan $2,583,476.67
Senate Democratic Victory Fund $1,678,516.52
Citizens for John Cullerton for State Senate $613,762.57
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Republican State Party Committees
Committee Name Cash on Hand
Citizens for Rauner, Inc $38,960,288.30
Republican State Senate Campaign Committee $1,705,030.82
Brady for Senate Inc $698,328.73
Illinois Republican Party $449,312.75
Citizens for Durkin $420,285.63
House Republican Organization $154,861.42

Recent Political Donations

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

Donor Amount Recipient
Midwest Operating Engineers Construction Industry Research and Service $364.82K Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC
Samuel Zell $150.00K Chicago for Rahm Emanuel
Laurene Powell Jobs $100.00K Chicago for Rahm Emanuel
The Coalition for Jobs, Growth & Prosperity $67.00K A Better Evanston
Chicago Land Operators Joint Labor Management PAC $55.40K Committee to Support John Cullerton for State Central Committeeman
Donald Wilson $50.00K Chicago for Rahm Emanuel
IBEW Local Union 9 (Dues Check-off) $46.08K International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers PAC
Illinois Laborers' Legislative Committee $25.00K Raoul for Illinois
Bennett for Senate $25.00K Illinois Democratic Heartland Committee

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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 Chicago for Rahm Emanuel +$1,661,700.00
2 Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC +$669,638.67
3 Democratic Majority +$389,350.00
4 Citizens for Rauner, Inc +$331,400.00
5 Citizens for Claar +$265,900.00
6 Senate Democratic Victory Fund +$263,700.00
7 Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE +$249,986.00
8 Lightfoot for Chicago +$243,000.00
9 Illinois Laborers' Legislative Committee +$174,345.15
10 Citizens For Erika Harold +$131,198.88

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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 $38,960,288.30
2 JB for Governor $8,140,705.62
3 Chicago for Rahm Emanuel $5,572,447.63
4 LiUNA Chicago Laborers District Council $5,562,744.61
5 Democratic Party of Illinois $5,341,613.44
6 Democratic Majority $3,628,951.68
7 Illinois PAC for Education (IPACE) $2,883,510.68
8 Friends of Michael J Madigan $2,583,476.67
9 Friends of Edward M Burke $2,379,807.91
10 Laborers' Political League - Great Lakes Region $2,327,171.34

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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.


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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