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Election Board says Foxx violated campaign finance law

  via the Chicago Sun Times on February 18th: The Illinois State Board of Elections ruled Wednesday that Kim Foxx’s campaign for Cook County state’s attorney violated campaign finance laws by not disclosing a $25,000 poll that County Board President…

Expect banner year for ‘dark money’ in politics

via the Chicago Tribune on 1/3/2016 The 2016 presidential campaign not only will feature more money than any since Watergate, but also more secret money than the days when black satchels of illicit cash were passed around. The so-called dark…

The New York Times Writes on Money in Illinois Politics

“A Wealthy Governor and His Friends are Remaking Illinois” via the New York Times The richest man in Illinois does not often give speeches. But on a warm spring day two years ago, Kenneth C. Griffin, the billionaire founder of…

The difference between Super PACs and Dark Money groups

From the Sunlight Foundation: After an investigative report by The Washington Post revealed several super PACs acting in support of his campaign, Donald Trump acted swiftly, condemning the activities of the super PACs and ordering his attorneys to send cease…

Blueprints for Democracy

Executive Director David Melton recommends you check out this site: http://www.blueprintsfordemocracy.org/   “Blueprints for Democracy is designed to meet the challenge of money-in-politics reform with concrete proof – proof that Americans in cities and states all over the country can…

Illinois Sunshine Weekly Update 10.29.15

Total Contributions in 2015: $135,772,559 Total October Contributions: $7,208,995 Total Contributions this Week: $977,682 Number of Contributions this Week: 374 View Full Update    

Illinois Sunshine Weekly Update 10.22.15

Total Contributions in 2015: $134,365,290 Total October Contributions: $5,811,963 Total Contributions this Week: $2,362,303.83 Number of Contributions this Week: 477 View Full Update

Illinois Sunshine Weekly Update 10.15.15

Total Contributions in 2015: $127,627,273 Total October Contributions: $3,202,178 Total Contributions this Week: $2,034,097 Number of Contributions this Week: 296 View Full Update

Illinois Sunshine Weekly Update 10.8.15

Total Contributions in 2015: $120,360,101 Total October Contributions: $928,483 Total Contributions this Week: $761,219 Number of Contributions this Week: 222 View Full Update

Illinois Sunshine Weekly Update 10.1.15

Total Contributions in 2015: $115,666,220 Total September Contributions: $8,122,464 Total Contributions this Week: $2,355,241 Number of Contributions this Week: 683 View Full Update

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