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.
|Friends of William Burch||William Burch, ex-candidate for Chicago alderman||Closed||$35,500|
|Salamanca for Change||Joaquin Salamanca, ex-candidate for Chicago alderman||Open||$30,500|
|Realtors PAC of IL||Realtors Association of Northwest Chicago||Closed||$27,650|
|Committee for Ed Smith||Ed Smith, Democratic committeeman, ex-Chicago alderman||Open||$23,750|
|Baker for Change||Sylvester Baker, ex-candidate for Cook County sheriff||Closed||$19,725|
|Citizens to Elect Alvin Parks, Jr.||Alvin Parks, Jr., Mayor of East St. Louis||Open||$18,775|
|The Illinois Business PAC||Founded by Hispanic business leaders, including Juan Ochoa, former head of McPier||Closed||$17,750|
|Friends of Todd H. Stroger for President||Todd Stroger, ex-president of the Cook County Board||Open||$17,575|
|22nd Ward Independent Political organization||Ricardo Munoz, Democratic committeeman and Chicago alderman||Open||$17,500|
|Citizens for Gaughan||David Gaughan, ex-candidate for Cook County state's attorney||Open||$16,750|
|Chicago Latino 100||Homero Tristan, former Daley Administration official||Closed||$15,100|
|Treasurers and Ticketsellers Union||Local 750, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees||Closed||$15,000|
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