A campaign finance report released Wednesday by the Federal Election Commission also shows the Peoria Republican spent thousands of dollars on fundraising trips and events in the months after resigning, even as he was refunding money to donors and selling off campaign vehicles.
Howard Foster filed a lawsuit Wednesday in the U.S. District Court in Chicago seeking repayment of all contributions to Schock’s campaign. Foster wants to make it a class-action suit although he is currently the only plaintiff.
To get into this exclusive club, a worthy candidate needs about $300,000 in seed money.
Illinois Public Interest Research Group director Abe Scarr said campaign finance records show contributions of more than $1,000 account for more than 86 percent of all money flowing to the five mayoral campaigns, while less than 2 percent of the dollars came from small contributions of less than $150.
Former Vice President Al Gore implored a local crowd to get involved in efforts to address climate change in a speech at the University of Chicago on Monday.
This Blackhawks season is missing something.
The Illinois Campaign for Political Reform says ComEd and other backers of the newly passed and re-jiggered Smart Grid bill outspent opponents by a margin of four to one this year on campaign contributions at the state House.
U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is predicting he’ll be “vindicated” by an ethics investigation into whether he or someone on his behalf offered to raise funds for ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich in return for an appointment to President Barack Obama’s vacated Senate seat.
Getting face time with Mayor Emanuel isn’t easy. But making big campaign contributions doesn’t hurt your chances, CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
A lawsuit has been filed over the last election of an Illinois Supreme Court justice, which was the most expensive in U.S. history.
The FBI released documents stating that Yankees owner George Steinbrenner assisted in two investigations in the years leading up to his pardon by President Reagan on a campaign-contributions conviction.
Rahm Emanuel’s $12 million in campaign contributions is coming under fire by mayoral opponent Miguel del Valle, who has raised far less money.