This is a special section we'll be publishing during the corruption trial of Ex-Governor Rod Blagojevich. It is our hope that you find this page helpful in keeping informed about the trial and it's players and use it as an on-going resource as the trial develops. Also, don't forget our Scandal News section where we curate the most important articles from around the state covering corruption in Illinois. If you have any questions or suggestions please feel free to contact us and we'll get back to you at our earliest convenience.

It's round 2 for the Blagojevich trial, read ICPR's overview as well as some insights from our Paul Simon Fellows here.


Search Blagojevich Contributors | View Blagojevich's Career Patrons | View Blagojevich's Top Donors



Search the Sunshine ProjectSearch ICPR's Sunshine Database for contributors to Ex-Governor Rod Blagojevich during his two elections. You can search for a contributor's full name (ie SEIU or Mell or Rezko) or simply a few letters (ie S or Mel or Re or R) for a broader search.

Prior to his impeachment and removal from office, Blagojevich raised more money than any candidate in state  history. The key to the Blagojevich trial is money, where it came from and where it went.   We invite you to use this tool to "Follow the Money!" through his campaign fund.


Rod Blagojevich's Career Patrons Governor Rod Blagojevich has maintained several campaign funds for state office, including Citizens for Blagojevich, which was created in January, 1992 and closed in June, 1998, and Blagojevich for Governor, formerly called the Prairie State Committee, created in June, 2000. This report does not consider contributions to Blagojevich's federal PAC, Friends of Rod Blagojevich.


Patron Amount
Service Employees International Union $1,810,000.00
Laborers Unions $1,467,000.00
Illinois Federation of Teachers / Chicago Teachers Union $1,241,000.00
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee $925,000.00
Pipe Traders Union $819,000.00
C Kelly; CGK Consulting; BCI Roofing; Castle Construction $686,000.00
International Brotherhood of Teamsters $618,000.00
Democratic Party of Illinois $603,000.00
Illinois Education Association $553,000.00
Illinois Hospital Association $549,000.00
Clifford Law Offices $519,000.00
M. Blair Hull $469,000.00
Democratic Governors' Association $420,000.00
American Federation of State, Municipal, and County Employees $381,000.00
A. Finkl & Sons $377,000.00
Carpenters Unions $327,000.00
IL Council on Long Term Care $287,000.00
AT&T/SBC $256,000.00
Fred Eychaner $201,000.00
Cable TV & Com of IL $201,000.00


You can view other Career Patrons at our Career Patrons page here.

Rod Blagojevich's Top 20 Donors 2001 - 2006 Here is a listing of the top 20 donors to Blagojevich's campaigns between 2001 - 2006. Click on the donors name to view all of their contributions for that cycle.

 ICPR would like to thank Jason Seiler for the use of his portrait of Ex-Governor Rod Blagojevich.  To view Jason's other great work, visit his site at