#167 Illinois Sunshine
David Melton and Sarah Brune from The Illinois Campaign for Political Reform, along with Derek Eder and Eric van Zanten of DataMade, will debut Illinois Sunshine, a new website for exploring money in Illinois politics.
The database, which is updated daily from the Illinois State Board of Elections, allows anyone to search, browse and download any political contributions, expenditures, candidates and committees for in Illinois going back to 1994.
They will also highlight several interesting findings in the data and explain the importance of strong campaign finance disclosure as Illinois enters a new era of campaign spending.
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