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How did Toni Preckwinkle spend campaign funds in the fourth quarter?

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By Local Labs News Service | Jan 7, 2018

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Democratic Toni Preckwinkle's election campaign committee, Preckwinkle for President, spent $245,324 in the fourth quarter, according to committee expenditure records obtained from the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).

Preckwinkle's committee spent the most on campaign work in the quarter, with 7% of this total ($3,617) going to Margaret Boyd in Lynwood. Table 1 below shows the distribution of how Preckwinkle's committee spent its money in the fourth quarter.

Table 1: Fourth-quarter spending by purpose
Purpose
Amount
Percent of total spending
Campaign work
$51,939
21.2%
Monthly consulting
$36,000
14.7%
Strategic consulting
$35,015
14.3%
Outreach
$18,500
7.5%
Contributions
$10,300
4.2%
It consulting
$8,250
3.4%
Research
$7,185
2.9%
Event catering
$6,331
2.6%
Monthy payroll
$6,190
2.5%
Campaign materials printing
$5,377
2.2%
Event sponsorship
$4,001
1.6%
Monthly payroll taxes
$3,497
1.4%
Design services
$3,300
1.4%
Monthly payroll
$3,095
1.3%
Office supplies
$2,578
1.1%
Monthly office rent
$2,400
1%
Monthly rent
$2,400
1%
December rent
$2,400
1%
Space rental
$2,000
0.8%
Database expenses
$1,800
0.7%
Event space rental
$1,793
0.7%
Payroll taxes
$1,748
0.7%
Monthly bill
$1,650
0.7%
Senior outreach
$1,500
0.6%
Event music
$1,500
0.6%
Holiday party supplies
$1,336
0.5%
Political work
$1,268
0.5%
Holiday dinner
$1,241
0.5%
Digital services
$1,095
0.5%
Labor day event
$1,000
0.4%
Sponsorship for annual gala
$1,000
0.4%
Catering
$990
0.4%
Rental fee and meeting
$961
0.4%
Printing
$929
0.4%
Stamps
$882
0.4%
Merchant account fees
$875
0.4%
Office work
$840
0.3%
Equipment rental
$783
0.3%
Event contribution
$750
0.3%
Community outreach
$750
0.3%
Monthly meeting catering
$725
0.3%
Meetings
$685
0.3%
Excess contribution return
$600
0.2%
Office catering
$589
0.2%
Campaign outreach
$561
0.2%
Poltical work
$500
0.2%
Printing and copying
$489
0.2%
Postage
$444
0.2%
Uncategorized expenses
$442
0.2%
Excess contribution refund
$400
0.2%
Event pictures
$400
0.2%
Credit card processsing fees
$364
0.2%
Volunteer meal
$355
0.1%
Holiday part services
$300
0.1%
Meeting expense
$283
0.1%
Contribution return
$250
0.1%
Floral arrangement for funeral services
$235
0.1%
Parking
$231
< 0.1%
Payroll processing fees
$202
< 0.1%
Wireless expense
$201
< 0.1%
Office and transportation help
$200
< 0.1%
Delivery
$200
< 0.1%
Additional phone usage
$150
< 0.1%
Holiday party
$150
< 0.1%
Office and campaign work
$143
< 0.1%
Bank fees
$117
< 0.1%
Payroll processing
$101
< 0.1%
Holiday party assistance
$100
< 0.1%
Toy drive delivery
$100
< 0.1%
Credit card processing fees
$95
< 0.1%
Bank fee
$64
< 0.1%
Clerical work
$60
< 0.1%
Transportation expense
$50
< 0.1%
Event supplies
$30
< 0.1%
Transportation
$20
< 0.1%
Payroll fees
$11
< 0.1%
Copying fees
$10
< 0.1%

Table 2 below shows the top 25 largest single expenditures during the quarter.

Table 2: Largest expenses of the fourth quarter
Recipient
Date
Amount
Purpose
Tulchin Research
2017-12-12
$35,015
Strategic consulting
Advantage Solutions Group, Inc
2017-10-30
$10,000
Outreach
Scott Kastrup
2017-10-12
$8,000
Monthly consulting
Scott Kastrup
2017-11-07
$8,000
Monthly consulting
Scott Kastrup
2017-12-14
$8,000
Monthly consulting
Advantage Solutions Group, Inc
2017-11-17
$7,500
Outreach
Idr
2017-11-01
$7,185
Research
Chicago Football Classic, Inc.
2017-12-14
$6,300
Contributions
Nishanth Dittakavi
2017-10-16
$4,000
Monthly consulting
Nishanth Dittakavi
2017-11-07
$4,000
Monthly consulting
Nishanth Dittakavi
2017-12-14
$4,000
Monthly consulting
Aramark
2017-10-03
$3,423
Event catering
First Tuesday
2017-10-12
$3,300
Design services
Sommers & Fahrenbach
2017-10-23
$3,131
Campaign materials printing
Dianna Thompson
2017-10-02
$3,095
Monthy payroll
Dianna Thompson
2017-11-02
$3,095
Monthly payroll
Dianna Thompson
2017-12-05
$3,095
Monthy payroll
Forest Preserve Foundation
2017-10-30
$3,000
Contributions
Rome's Joy Catering, Inc.
2017-10-23
$2,908
Event catering
Argiris-Sellis
2017-10-12
$2,400
Monthly office rent
Argiris-Sellis
2017-10-30
$2,400
Monthly rent
Argiris-Sellis
2017-12-14
$2,400
December rent
Salsedo Press
2017-11-01
$2,246
Campaign materials printing
Best Buy South Loop
2017-12-12
$2,064
Office supplies
Advantage Solutions Group, Inc
2017-12-14
$2,000
Space rental

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