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Illinois Sunshine is a tool by Reform for Illinois 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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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
Friends of Don Harmon for State Senate $13,765,466.10
People for Emanuel Chris Welch $8,860,294.07
JB for Governor $7,680,301.79
ISDF $2,709,663.58
Democratic Party of Illinois $1,483,843.78
Democrats for the Illinois House $1,405,048.37
Republican State Party Committees
Committee Name Cash on Hand
Friends of John Curran $1,596,896.89
Illinois Republican Party $701,224.18
McCombie for Illinois $408,341.02
House Republican Organization $354,231.18
Republican State Senate Campaign Committee $28,380.52

Recent Political Donations

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

Donor Amount Recipient
Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC $35.00K Intl Union of Operating Eng Local 150 State County & Local Area PAC
Brad Stephens for State Representative $20.00K Leyden Township Regular Republican Organization
Frank Abdnour $15.00K Citizens for Frank Abdnour
GIS Benefits, Inc. $13.70K Lance Peterson for Appellate Justice
Rich Rich Cooksey & Chappell P.C. $12.00K Committee to Retain Judge Rudolf
Joy and Michael Clendenning and Scott $10.00K Grassroots PAC
Mariner Finance LLC Political Action Committee $10.00K Illinois Consumer Credit Coalition PAC
Idlewild Country Club $9.96K Rich Township Democrats
Country Club Woods, LLC $7.44K IMHA - PAC

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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 People for Emanuel Chris Welch +$846,400.00
2 Friends of Don Harmon for State Senate +$531,137.41
3 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers PAC +$528,700.88
4 SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana PAC +$393,000.00
5 Carpentry Advancement Political Action +$259,276.84
6 Citizens for Giannoulias +$227,500.00
7 IMHA - PAC +$184,776.00
8 ISDF +$184,500.00
9 Raoul for Illinois +$159,460.75
10 McCombie for Illinois +$132,050.00

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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 Friends of Don Harmon for State Senate $13,765,466.10
2 People for Emanuel Chris Welch $8,860,294.07
3 Carpentry Advancement Political Action $8,375,509.47
4 JB for Governor $7,680,301.79
5 Friends of Michael J Madigan $6,278,614.34
6 Laborers' Political League - Great Lakes Region $5,597,130.14
7 Illinois PAC for Education (IPACE) $2,916,495.47
8 INCS Action Independent Committee $2,885,112.92
9 ISDF $2,709,663.58
10 13th Ward Democratic Org $2,663,179.37

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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.