Campaign Fund

Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson discusses his $1 million donation to his own campaign fund. (Credit: WBBM/Craig Dellimore)

Wilson Gives $1M To Own Campaign To Buy Ads

Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson was at a downtown bank on Monday, donating $1 million of his own money to his campaign fund.


Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

As GOP Jostles, Quinn Has $2.9M In Campaign Fund

Gov. Pat Quinn has socked away $2.9 million for his 2014 re-election campaign — more than all four of his potential Republican rivals combined.


Outgoing Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley (R) and his wife Maggie, walk on stage for a swearing-in ceremony for mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel in Grant Park May 16, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.   Emanuel replaces former mayor Richard M. Daley, who had a 22-year run as Chicago's top politician. (Photo by Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Former Mayor Daley Gives Away Last Of His Campaign Cash

Former Mayor Richard M. Daley made an unusual and unusually generous gesture on Wednesday, donating more than half a million dollars from his former campaign fund to various Chicago charities and other organizations.

CBS 2–04/24/2013

Jesse Jackson Jr. (Credit: John Gress/Getty Images)

Jackson Jr. Remains Off The Job, But Campaign Still Spending

Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. hasn’t been on the campaign trail for months, as he’s kept out of the public eye while being treated for bipolar disorder, but he’s certainly been spending his campaign cash, and lots of it.

CBS 2–10/18/2012

Rahm Emanuel at Save-A-Lot

Emanuel Says Secret Campaign Fund Should Reveal Donors

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel said Thursday that a non-profit political organization backing pro-Emanuel aldermanic candidates should reveal the names of its contributors.

CBS Chicago–03/03/2011

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

Emanuel Campaign Says It Has Raised $11.7M

Rahm Emanuel reinforced his status as the frontrunner in the race to succeed Mayor Richard M. Daley on Thursday, revealing he has amassed a campaign warchest of nearly $12 million.

CBS Chicago–01/20/2011