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Election Money

Election Money
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Services
Data scraping, documentation
Launched
July 2014

To empower journalists and citizens to investigate money in Illinois politics, we partnered with the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform to package up and document 20 years of campaign contributions and expenditures from the Illinois State Board of Elections.

More about this project

With election season heating up (statewide on November 4, 2014, and in Chicago on February 24, 2015), knowing who’s spending money on political campaigns has never been more critical. In Illinois, this kind of data is challenging to get, especially in bulk. Until now.

DataMade and the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform (ICPR) teamed up to launch Election Money — bulk downloads of campaign finance data from the Illinois State Board of Elections.

Read more about the launch of Election Money.

Press

Big labor investing in turnout for Quinn, Illinois Democrats
Lynn Sweet, Chicago Sun-Times

Liberals still top list of largest super PAC donors
Peter Olsen-Phillipsm Sunlight Foundation

See who’s financing Illinois elections — thanks to local open data group
Stan Oklobdzija, Sunlight Foundation