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Q2 2022: Cook County & Chicago

Cook County Assessor Kaegi’s personal wealth vs. Steele’s real estate backers Fritz Kaegi took in $2.5 million this quarter, a sum that includes $2 million in self-loans and two $100K donations from Chairman of Newsweb Corporation Fred Eychaner and Chairman…

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Q2 2022: General Assembly & Party Committees

Legislative Leaders Democrats hoard funds; Griffin boosts Durkin After a lackluster start to 2022, legislative leaders reported stronger fundraising hauls in the second quarter.  Speaker Welch brought in $2.6 million, second only to Senate President Harmon’s $3.4 million. Speaker Welch’s…

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Q2 2022: Statewide and Amendment 1

The Governor’s Race: Billionaire Pileup  The battle between billionaires Ken Griffin and Dick Uihlein continued into the second quarter of 2022, with Uihlein’s choice Darren Bailey ultimately winning the Republican nomination with a healthy 57.7% of the vote. Billionaire-backed upstart…

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