Which political funds owe Illinois the most?

September 13, 2011

Political groups owe the state of Illinois nearly $700,000 in overdue fines tied to late campaign dicslosure reports. Some of the groups have little reason to pay.

Twelve of them owe at least $15,000. Half of these have closed out their accounts with the state election board, while the other half remains active.

CommitteeAffiliationStatusOverdue fines
Friends of William BurchWilliam Burch, ex-candidate for Chicago aldermanClosed$35,500
Salamanca for ChangeJoaquin Salamanca, ex-candidate for Chicago aldermanOpen$30,500
Realtors PAC of ILRealtors Association of Northwest ChicagoClosed$27,650
Committee for Ed SmithEd Smith, Democratic committeeman, ex-Chicago aldermanOpen$23,750
Baker for ChangeSylvester Baker, ex-candidate for Cook County sheriffClosed$19,725
Citizens to Elect Alvin Parks, Jr.Alvin Parks, Jr., Mayor of East St. LouisOpen$18,775
The Illinois Business PACFounded by Hispanic business leaders, including Juan Ochoa, former head of McPierClosed$17,750
Friends of Todd H. Stroger for PresidentTodd Stroger, ex-president of the Cook County BoardOpen$17,575
22nd Ward Independent Political organizationRicardo Munoz, Democratic committeeman and Chicago aldermanOpen$17,500
Citizens for GaughanDavid Gaughan, ex-candidate for Cook County state's attorneyOpen$16,750
Chicago Latino 100Homero Tristan, former Daley Administration officialClosed$15,100
Treasurers and Ticketsellers UnionLocal 750, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage EmployeesClosed$15,000

 

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