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Illinois Campaign Contribution Limits

Campaign Contribution Limit Law Backfiring on Democrats

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.07.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

When the Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly approved the state's first-ever campaign contribution limit law in 2009, they made sure it was des...

Illinois Super PAC Donations Already Changing Landscape of 2016 Legislative Races

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 02.03.2017 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

In 2011, with the state reeling from campaign finance abuses exposed in the Rod Blagojevich scandal, Illinois enacted its first-ever limits on campaig...

The Numbers Are In: Rahm's Ridiculous Fundraising, Spending On Residency Case

Posted 06.18.2011 | Chicago

It was always clear that Rahm Emanuel was raising enormous sums of cash to finance his bid for Chicago mayor. With the final totals in from the Illino...

Revised Campaign Finance Reform Bill Awaits Quinn's Signature

Chicago Sun-Times | DAVE McKINNEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois Senate put the finishing touch on a major campaign-finance package by voting today to send the legislation that caps contributions to Gov...

Leaders Remain Divided Over Campaign Contribution Limits

Daily Herald | Joseph Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Nearly $11 million was spent in just 10 suburban races for statehouse seats last year, as Republicans and Democrats slammed each other in glossy maile...

Campaign Finance Reform Hits Snag

Wall Street Journal | DOUGLAS BELKIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Nearly a year after former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested and accused of running state government as a criminal enterprise, legislators ha...

Campaign Contribution Caps May See Legal Challenges

Chicago Public Radio | Sam Hudzik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

This spring, lawmakers took a stab at the issue of ethics in government, and passed a campaign finance bill. But some advocates and experts call the p...