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Total political contributions in Illinois, 1994 to present

Weekly Update | July 28th
 
  
Total Contributions in 2016:
$101,742,309
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Total July Contributions: $6,260,544
 

Total Contributions this Week:  $1,732,484
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Number of Contributions this Week: 358

Total contribution figures include donations, transfers, inkind contributions, loans, 
and other types of monetary exchanges between donors and PACs.
What Happened this Week?

Political contributions and transfers in Illinois for 2016 have now surpassed $100 million, nearing total amounts contributed in previous Presidential Election years.
In  2012 and 2008, there were  $171 million  and $151 million  in contributions and transfers respectively. Years with Gubernatorial Elections tend to see more state level contributions, with over $340 million in 2014 and over $277 million in 2010.

The Illinois Republican Party spent over $130,000 on independent expenditures during the last two weeks. The money went towards advertisements for 11 challengers of Democratic incumbents in the House and Senate. No independent expenditures have been made on behalf of the Democrats in those races.

The  Citizens to Protect Transportation Funding, a ballot initiative committee,
 continued an upward fundraising trend this week. On Monday, the committee received   $300,000  donation  from Excavators, Inc and a $50,000 donation  from Southern Illinois Construction Advancement Program. Those donations alone doubled the committee's total funds from two weeks ago when there was a pick up in their fundraising.  The group, which was founded in late June, already has $827,000 in available funds . They support an amendment that would create a lockbox for transportation funds.
 
For more information, contact Sarah Brune at 312-436-1274 or sarah@ilcampaign.org. 
ICPR Data Analyst Jack Lockhart contributed to this research.
July 21 - July 28

Midwest Operating Engineers Construction Industry Research and Service
donated $409,635 to Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC
7/21
Excavators, Inc
donated
$300 ,001
to
Citizens to Protect Transportation Funding
7/25
Southern Illinois Construction Advancement Program
donated $50,000 to Citizens to Protect Transportation Funding
7/25
Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters
donated $25,000 to Mike Smiddy for State Representative
7/22
IBEW Local Union 134 (Dues Check-off)
donated $25,000 to International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers PAC
7/21
ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company
donated $21,600 to Illinois State Medical Society PAC 7/26
ISMIE Indemnity Company
Illinois State Medical Society PAC
7/26
J & J Ventures Gaming LLC
donated $14,000 to Illinois Gaming Machine Operators Assn
7/22
Illinois Republican Party
donated in-kind $10,931 to Winger for Rep
7/26
Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor Mgmt PAC
donated $10,000 to Citizens for John M Cabello
7/26
July 21 - July 28

International Union of Operating Engineers
transferred $53,900 to Intl Union of Operating Engineers/Engineers
7/21
IUOE EPEC
transferred $17,967 to  IUOE Local 399 Political Education Fund
7/22
Corporate America Family CU
transferred $15,000 to Credit Union Political Action Council CUPAC IL
7/27

Friends of Jim Oberweis
transferred $15,000 to Republican State Senate Campaign Committee
7/26
Citizens for Karen McConnaughay
transferred $15,000 to Republican State Senate Campaign Committee
7/25
Southern Illinois Builders Association PAC Fund Account
transferred $15,000 to Citizens to Protect Transportation Funding
7/25
IBEW IBEW DIST ACCT
transferred $8,797 to IBEW Local 176 Voluntary PAC 7/25
Friends of Sue Rezin
transferred $8,450 to Grundy County Republican Central Cmte
7/21
Illinois Federation of Teacherr
transferred $6,812 to Northwest Suburban Teachers Union LU 1211
7/27
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce PAC
transferred $5,000 to Friends of John Bradley, Inc
7/27
July 21 - July 28

#
Committee
Type New funds Current funds
1 Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC
Political Action
$409,635
$1,974,856
2 Citizens to Protect Transportation Funding
Ballot Initiative
$375,001
$827,501
3 Intl Union of Operating Engineers/Engineers
Political Action
$53,900
$77,451
4 Illinois State Medical Society PAC
Political Action
$43,200
$1,679,176
5 Republican State Senate Campaign Committee
Political Party
$42,500
$496,936
6 Cicero Voters Alliance (The Larry Dominick Team)
Political Action
$36,100
$69,069
7 Mike Smiddy for State Representative
Candidate
$35,000
$456,879
8 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers PAC
Political Action
$34,992
$104,374
9 IUOE Local 399 Political Education Fund
Political Action
$33,967
$292,968
10 Credit Union Political Action Council CUPAC IL
Political Action
$27,500
$462,478
As of July 28

# Committee Type Current funds
1 Candidate
$15,226,260
2 Candidate
$8,347,386
3 Super PAC
$3,972,466
4 Political Party
$3,062,327
5 Political Party
$2,880,596
6 Political Party
$2,774,590
7 Political Party
$2,489,508
8 Political Action
$2,229,666
9 Super PAC
$2,207,174
10 Citizens for Lisa Madigan
Candidate
$2,194,850
All data is sourced daily from the Illinois State Board of Elections
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