Hello! We're the Center for Illinois Politics

Connecting people to politics

We provide you clear, fact-based information that empowers you and encourages you to be active in politics.

Aldermanic races

Spending power, contributions and expenditures for candidates in all 50 wards

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Detailed candidate profiles

See where each candidate's money is coming from, how it's being spent, and how you can be involved, from voting to volunteering.

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Who are we?

The Center for Illinois Politics was founded by a bipartisan group of politicians and civic-minded folks who want to put more skin in the game, engaging Illinoisans who have for too long been detached from state and local politics.

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