Cashing in | Bleader

Cashing in


Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe


Campaign finance reports were due to the Illinois State Board of Elections yesterday. Among the millions of dollars in interesting contributions to the six reform-pledging candidates for state's attorney (yes, some of us are obsessed with this race, but it is kind of important):

* Bob Milan: $150,000 loans from both the Beverly Bank & Trust Company and himself; $10,000 from Dick Devine; $5,000 from former U.S. Senate candidate Blair Hull; $300 from former judge Edward Egan, author of the roundly criticized report on police torture under Jon Burge

* Anita Alvarez: $600,000 loan from her husband, Dr. James Gomez

* Howard Brookins Jr.: $12,500 from developer and Mayor Daley friend Elzie Higginbottom; $5,000 from Congressman Bobby Rush; $500 from convicted former alderman Percy Giles; $500 from Todd Stroger's Eighth Ward organization

* Larry Suffredin: About $30,000 from the Service Employees International Union; $25,000 from former state senator Carol Ronen; $1,500 from Heather Steans, the state senate candidate Ronen endorsed/handpicked to succeed her

* Tommy Brewer: $27,000 in loans from himself

* Tom Allen: $3,500 from lobbyist and former mayoral aide Terry Teele; gazillions from various carpenters, boilermakers, and other unions; $5,500 from Gene's Sausage Shop on West Belmont

Comments (36)

Showing 1-25 of 36

Add a comment

Add a comment