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Gov. Candidates Spend Big in Chicago TV Markets

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 Aging Voting Equipment Presents Concerns for Future Illinois Elections

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Candidates for IL Congressional Offices Spend Big in Q4 2017

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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 3 Jim Durkin (i), Tom Chlystek, Mickey Straub $3,153,371.08
House 113th 2 Jay Hoffman (i), Douglas Jameson $1,051,264.72
House 28th 3 Robert "Bob" Rita (i), Mary Carvlin, Kimberly Koschnitzky $1,022,851.67
House 77th 2 Kathleen Willis (i), Anthony Airdo $831,694.06
Senate 57th 2 Tanya Hildenbrand, Bob Romanik $821,019.01
House 72nd 2 Michael Halpin (i), Glen Evans Sr. $806,725.34
House 93rd 3 Norine Hammond (i), John Curtis, Joshua Griffith $776,691.76
House 55th 2 Martin "Marty" Moylan, Marilyn Smolenski $767,041.64
House 91st 2 Michael Unes (i), Carolyn Blodgett $752,056.29
Senate 48th 2 Andy Manar (i), Seth McMillan $749,347.19

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 $5,297,776.72
Democratic Majority $3,772,273.60
Friends of Michael J Madigan $3,633,967.88
Senate Democratic Victory Fund $1,490,196.88
Citizens for John Cullerton for State Senate $807,539.12
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Republican State Party Committees
Committee Name Cash on Hand
Citizens for Rauner, Inc $55,896,437.81
House Republican Organization $3,209,833.96
Illinois Republican Party $1,652,044.60
Republican State Senate Campaign Committee $1,583,170.15
Citizens for Durkin $834,165.86
Brady for Senate Inc $597,200.90

Recent Political Donations

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

Donor Amount Recipient
Christopher G. Kennedy $250.00K Kennedy for Illinois
JB for Govenor $200.00K St Clair County Democratic Central Comm
Midwest Region LPL $132.01K Illinois Laborers' Legislative Committee
Gail Waller $100.00K Biss for Illinois
Steve Silberstein $100.00K Biss for Illinois
Andrea Raila $100.00K Taxpayers To Elect Andrea Raila
House Republican Organization $75.00K Citizens For Corrigan
House Republican Organization $65.00K Citizens for David Reis
Sean Kelly $60.00K Committee to Elect Sean Kelly Judge
Michael Barrett $60.00K Committee to Elect Michael Brendan Barrett

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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 JB for Governor +$14,005,880.00
2 Ives For Illinois - Governor +$2,576,500.00
3 Biss for Illinois +$1,166,000.00
4 Illinois Republican Party +$1,000,000.00
5 Kennedy for Illinois +$561,785.37
6 Friends for Fritz +$540,700.00
7 Raoul for Illinois +$458,040.46
8 Friends to Elect Lamont Robinson +$379,159.17
9 Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC +$341,992.69
10 St Clair County Democratic Central Comm +$312,785.00

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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 $55,896,437.81
2 JB for Governor $21,864,624.41
3 LiUNA Chicago Laborers District Council $5,789,733.77
4 Democratic Party of Illinois $5,297,776.72
5 Liberty Principles PAC $4,944,687.64
6 Biss for Illinois $4,301,092.87
7 Democratic Majority $3,772,273.60
8 Friends of Michael J Madigan $3,633,967.88
9 House Republican Organization $3,209,833.96
10 Ives For Illinois - Governor $3,060,528.89

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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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