The "Four Tops" Party On


Publication Date: October 2009

Publisher: National Institute on Money in State Politics (U.S.)

Author(s): Megan Moore

Research Area: Politics

Keywords: reform; politics; campaign finance; madigan

Type: Report

Coverage: Illinois


Illinois is one of only six states with no restrictions on campaign contributions to candidates. The state is now inching closer to campaign-finance reform. Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, a Democrat, proposed a bill that limits contributions from individuals, corporations, labor unions and political action committees-but allows unlimited contributions from political parties and legislative caucuses.