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Keep an Eye on Money in Illinois Politics
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Contested Race for Chicago Mayor

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Candidate Total Funds in Race
Paul Vallas $12,108,911.24
Donor Total donated Latest date
Michael Keiser $700,000.00 Jan 17, 2023
Craig Duchossois $510,000.00 Mar 06, 2023
Donald R Wilson $350,000.00 Mar 06, 2023
Timothy Sullivan $300,000.00 Mar 08, 2023
James N Perry, Jr $300,000.00 Mar 06, 2023
Brandon Johnson $8,586,897.75
Donor Total donated Latest date
None Chicago Teachers Union - PAC $2,406,768.88 Mar 10, 2023
None American Federation of Teachers COPE - Voluntary A/C $1,706,245.96 Mar 02, 2023
None SEIU Healthcare IL IN PAC $1,287,703.72 Mar 08, 2023
None Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE $1,000,100.00 Mar 07, 2023
None SEIU Illinois Council PAC Fund $560,480.68 Mar 13, 2023


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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 $8,085,296.34
JB for Governor $4,635,321.31
ISDF $1,740,589.29
People for Emanuel Chris Welch $1,350,843.10
Democratic Party of Illinois $965,588.48
Democrats for the Illinois House $715,137.40
Republican State Party Committees
Committee Name Cash on Hand
Illinois Republican Party $523,454.34
Citizens for Durkin $275,427.66
House Republican Organization $233,016.87
Elect Dan McConchie $82,128.15
Republican State Senate Campaign Committee $5,723.94

Recent Political Donations

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

Donor Amount Recipient
James S. Frank $800.00K INCS Action Independent Committee
Friends of Brandon Johnson $500.00K United Working Families PAC
AFT Solidarity Fund, dues $207.59K Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE
Chicago Land Operators Joint Labor Management PAC $200.00K Friends of Don Harmon for State Senate
SEIU State Council $200.00K Working Families for Chicago
Better Chicago Future Inc. $170.00K Priorities Chicago PAC
Priorities Chicago $150.00K Priorities Chicago PAC
THOMAS M. TULLY $100.00K Citizens for Tully
Brian C. Miller $100.00K Vallas For Mayor
Dean L Buntrock $100.00K Vallas For Mayor

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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 Vallas For Mayor +$6,204,650.00
2 Friends of Brandon Johnson +$3,890,724.85
3 Chicago Teachers Union Local 1 PAC +$1,500,000.00
4 INCS Action Independent Committee +$1,212,800.00
5 SEIU Illinois Council PAC +$1,104,500.00
6 Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC +$971,195.66
7 SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana PAC +$750,000.00
8 Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE +$661,535.21
9 United Working Families PAC +$660,875.00
10 Lightfoot for Chicago +$551,534.87

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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 Vallas For Mayor $11,089,790.92
2 Friends of Don Harmon for State Senate $8,085,296.34
3 Friends of Brandon Johnson $7,141,516.83
4 Carpentry Advancement Political Action $6,762,374.20
5 Friends of Michael J Madigan $6,427,628.20
6 JB for Governor $4,635,321.31
7 Friends of Chuy Garcia $3,788,042.97
8 Lightfoot for Chicago $3,659,803.09
9 INCS Action Independent Committee $2,802,147.02
10 13th Ward Democratic Org $2,673,807.33

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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 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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