Campaign Contributions

U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Illinois) smiles during an interview at the Republican National Convention in Tampa in 2012. (Photo credit: BRIGITTE DUSSEAU/AFP/GettyImages)

Schock Donor Sues Former Congressman To Get Campaign Money Back

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.

04/15/2015

Ald. Ed Burke (14th)

Chicago Aldermen: Top Campaign War Chests

To get into this exclusive club, a worthy candidate needs about $300,000 in seed money.

02/23/2015

Election Poll

Watchdog Group Seeks Incentives For Small Campaign Donations

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.

02/17/2015

Former Vice President and Climate Reality Project Chairman Al Gore gives a speech during Abu Dhabi Ascent event, a ministerial meeting to prepare for a September 2014 climate change summit in New York. (Photo credit: MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty Images)

Gore Accuses GOP Of ‘Enforced Orthodoxy’ To Deny Climate Change

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.

05/13/2014

Patrick Kane.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Is ‘Kaner’ Growing Up?

This Blackhawks season is missing something.

CBS Chicago–01/27/2013

Illinois House Floor

Report Links Campaign Contributions To Smart Grid Votes

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.

WBBM Newsradio–11/03/2011

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Chicago, meets with reporters. (CBS File Photo)

Rep. Jackson Expects To Be Cleared In Ethics Probe

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.

10/30/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Scott Olson/ Getty Images)

Big Money Helps Get Access To Mayor, Schedule Suggests

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.

10/27/2011

Gavel

Lawsuit: State Farm Covered Up Donations To State Supreme Court Justice

A lawsuit has been filed over the last election of an Illinois Supreme Court justice, which was the most expensive in U.S. history.

CBS Chicago–09/15/2011

George Steinbrenner

FBI: Steinbrenner Assisted In Terrorism Probe

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.

05/09/2011

Chicago Mayoral Candidates Rahm Emanuel, Gery Chico, Carol Moseley Braun and Miguel del Valle

Del Valle Questions Emanuel’s Millions

Rahm Emanuel’s $12 million in campaign contributions is coming under fire by mayoral opponent Miguel del Valle, who has raised far less money.

01/21/2011