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.
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.
Read more about the launch of Election Money.
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