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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
American Federation of Teachers Local 604 $51.19K American Federation of Teachers Local 604 COPE
26th Ward Democratic Organization $25.00K Citizens for Maldonado
Kevin O'Donnell $16.20K Citizens for O'Donnell
Farmers Group Inc $10.00K Citizens for Durkin
McCallister Law Group, LLC $10.00K Illinois Trial Lawyers Assn PAC
The Strategy Group Inc $8.32K Democratic Party of Illinois
Anheuser-Busch Cos., Inc. $8.00K Friends of Michael J Madigan
AFSCME IL Council 31 PAC $6.06K Friends of Mike Halpin
Jay and Mary Pritzker $5.40K Friends of Stephanie Kifowit

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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 Republican State Senate Campaign Committee +$213,559.74
2 Citizens for Durkin +$192,400.00
3 House Republican Organization +$134,830.00
4 Citizens for Christine Radogno +$130,000.00
5 Liberty Principles PAC +$125,000.00
6 Friends of Edward M Burke +$121,300.00
7 Senate Democratic Victory Fund +$119,300.00
8 Friends for Marty Moylan for State Representative +$101,400.00
9 UFCW Local 881 PAC +$96,448.00
10 Democratic Party of Illinois +$81,601.70

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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 Durkin $18,728,138.24
2 House Republican Organization $16,168,296.75
3 Illinois Republican Party $9,075,058.21
4 Citizens for Leslie Munger $8,041,646.47
5 Democratic Party of Illinois $6,935,115.66
6 Senate Democratic Victory Fund $5,144,430.54
7 Citizens for Rauner, Inc $5,049,723.32
8 Republican State Senate Campaign Committee $4,530,224.58
9 Democratic Majority $4,276,211.31
10 Liberty Principles PAC $4,194,079.55

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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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