Facing Spending Probe, Schock Has Benefited From Donor ProjectsIllinois Rep. Aaron Schock, under scrutiny for lavishly redecorating his Capitol Hill office and flying aboard private planes owned by donors, has built his personal wealth off extensive business dealings with campaign contributors since entering politics more than a decade ago.
Rauner: Government Union Donations To Elected Officials 'Should Be Illegal'Gov. Bruce Rauner, a close friend of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, has suggested mayoral hopeful Jesus “Chuy” Garcia’s relationship with the Chicago Teachers Union ought to be against the law. The governor wasn’t exactly singling out Garcia.
Emanuel Dodges Questions On City Benefits For Campaign DonorsMayor Rahm Emanuel side-stepped reports about his political fundraising practices, while making his own points about ethics reform.
Donations Pour In For Rauner, Quinn Both Candidates in the 2014 Illinois race for governor are building up their political war chests.
Bill Daley Calls For Campaign Donation Ban During Legislative SessionsA Democratic hopeful in the governor's race says money is the root of a lot of evil, at least in the eyes of the electorate, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
Opinion: Why Is China's Largest Foreign Investor Spending So Much Money On Our Elections?Sheldon Adelson, the largest foreign investor in China, has invested tens of millions of dollars in influencing the 2012 election and has vowed to spend $100 million to put his thumb on the scale for Mitt Romney in November.
Report: Not All Campaign Donations From Gambling Industry Tied To LegislationCampaign donations from the gambling industry aren’t necessarily related to the recent passage of a major Illinois gambling expansion, a review of donations from the industry to lawmakers shows.
New Site Makes It Easier To Follow The Campaign MoneySite touted as user friendly to find out who’s donating lots of campaign cash to whom.