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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
International Union of Operating Engineers $100.00K Intl Union of Operating Engineers/Engineers
SEIU Healthcare IL IN $76.07K SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana PAC
Citizens for John Cullerton $75.00K Senate Democratic Victory Fund
Byline Bank $57.27K Illinois Food Distribution PAC
Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits $22.20K Wine and Spirits Distributors of Illinois PAC
Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE $17.60K American Federation of Teachers Local 604 COPE
Lester Crown $10.00K Kennedy for Illinois
Jacqueline Y. Collins $8.00K Citizens for Jacqueline Collins
Jacqueline Y. Collins $8.00K Citizens for Jacqueline Collins
IBEW IBEW DIST ACCT $7.51K IBEW Local 176 Voluntary 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 Citizens for Rauner, Inc +$20,083,982.70
2 Democratic Majority +$266,700.00
3 Senate Democratic Victory Fund +$256,000.00
4 Kennedy for Illinois +$213,300.00
5 Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE +$177,355.62
6 SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana PAC +$153,381.25
7 Illinois Pipe Trades PEF +$122,300.51
8 House Republican Organization +$112,500.00
9 Citizens for Jesse White +$100,014.96
10 Intl Union of Operating Engineers/Engineers +$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 $70,502,113.27
2 JB for Governor $7,141,369.59
3 Laborers' Political Action and Education League $3,091,482.78
4 Democratic Party of Illinois $2,795,944.58
5 Friends of Michael J Madigan $2,517,428.95
6 Citizens for Lisa Madigan $2,271,562.88
7 Friends of Edward M Burke $2,208,022.43
8 Biss for Illinois $1,619,883.57
9 The Burnham Committee $1,602,758.20
10 Democratic Majority $1,481,402.72

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About

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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