Brought to you by

Please donate!

Keep an Eye on Money in Illinois Politics
updated daily

Sponsored by the:

Race for Chicago Mayor

Funds raised in 2019 Race for Chicago Mayor, as of May 27, 2019

Candidate Cash on Hand Total Funds Raised
Toni Preckwinkle (D) $448,258.22 $7,557,411.01
Lori Lightfoot (D) $1,684,269.31 $7,114,315.69
Total Independent Expenditures $16,405.93
Total Funds in Mayoral Race $14,688,132.63


Click below for the latest articles

Top Contested Races for Illinois General Assembly

Click on a row to see individual race details

Chamber District Total Candidates Candidates Total Funds in Race
House 82nd 2 Jim Durkin (i), Tom Chlystek $10,537,734.24
Senate 36th 2 Neil Anderson (i), Gregg Johnson $3,946,537.16
Senate 21st 2 Michael G. Connelly (i), Laura Ellman $3,927,233.63
Senate 27th 2 Tom Rooney (i), Ann Gillespie $3,747,108.46
Senate 48th 2 Andy Manar (i), Seth McMillan $3,634,984.13
House 111th 2 Mike Babcock, Monica Bristow $3,595,721.72
Senate 24th 2 Chris Nybo (i), Suzanne "Suzy" Glowiak $3,499,008.12
House 116th 2 Jerry Costello II (i), David Friess $3,462,237.37
House 48th 2 Peter Breen (i), Terra Costa Howard $3,421,818.79
House 49th 2 Tonia Jane Khouri, Karina Villa $3,412,703.17

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 Michael J Madigan $7,431,015.93
Democratic Majority $3,704,070.19
Democratic Party of Illinois $792,650.49
Senate Democratic Victory Fund $611,988.49
Citizens for John Cullerton for State Senate $285,820.90
hidden hidden
Republican State Party Committees
Committee Name Cash on Hand
Citizens for Durkin $940,377.29
Citizens for Rauner, Inc $731,687.09
Brady for Senate Inc $436,649.56
House Republican Organization $369,739.16
Illinois Republican Party $314,111.57
Republican State Senate Campaign Committee $278,028.97

Recent Political Donations

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

Donor Amount Recipient
Citizens for Daniel Solis $85.00K 25th Ward Regular Democratic Organization
Citizens for John Cullerton $80.00K Illinois Democratic Heartland Committee
S.E.I.U. Local 73 $50.00K SEIU Local 73 Bi-Partisan PAC
Fox Swibel Levin & Carroll, LLP $26.59K Friends of Michael J Madigan
AFSCME Council 31 $25.00K Senate Democratic Victory Fund
Government Accountability Alliance $23.20K Illinois Policy PAC
Caterpillar Inc - Peoria $20.00K Manufacturers PAC (MPAC)
Drive Committee $13.17K Local 705 Teamsters Political Action Committee B
Video Gaming United PAC $12.00K Waukegan Voter Alliance
Arthur Margulis $11.60K Illinois Policy PAC

Browse all donations »

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 Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE +$572,967.20
2 Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC +$379,561.34
3 Democratic Majority +$320,800.00
4 House Republican Organization +$309,700.00
5 Senate Democratic Victory Fund +$308,800.00
6 Lightfoot for Chicago +$176,750.00
7 Citizens for John Cullerton for State Senate +$160,400.00
8 Citizens for Bolingbrook PAC +$139,700.00
9 Illinois Democratic Heartland Committee +$125,000.00
10 Citizens for Judge Celestia Mays +$90,000.00

More top earners »

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 Michael J Madigan $7,431,015.93
2 LiUNA Chicago Laborers District Council $5,339,733.95
3 Democratic Majority $3,704,070.19
4 Illinois PAC for Education (IPACE) $2,781,719.96
5 Citizens for Lisa Madigan $2,106,680.17
6 The Burnham Committee $1,876,265.66
7 REALTORS® Political Action Committee $1,776,889.52
8 Chicago for Rahm Emanuel $1,706,395.70
9 Lightfoot for Chicago $1,684,269.31
10 INCS Action Independent Committee $1,495,078.86

All committees »

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 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.

Read more »