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How did Michael J Madigan spend campaign funds in the second quarter?

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By Local Labs News Service | Jul 7, 2018

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Democratic Michael J Madigan's election campaign committee, Friends of Michael J Madigan, spent $412,719 in the second quarter, according to committee expenditure records obtained from the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).

Madigan's committee spent the most on legal fees in the quarter, with 96.8% of this total ($131,140) going to Hinshaw & Culbertson in Chicago. Table 1 below shows the distribution of how Madigan's committee spent its money in the second quarter.

Table 1: Second-quarter spending by purpose
Purpose
Amount
Percent of total spending
Legal fees
$135,547
32.8%
Salaries
$74,886
18.1%
Tickets
$45,731
11.1%
Taxes
$37,676
9.1%
Polling
$21,000
5.1%
Payroll
$20,850
5.1%
Professional services
$20,000
4.9%
Office equipment
$18,981
4.6%
Donations
$13,800
3.3%
Meals
$9,058
2.2%
Shipping
$5,084
1.2%
Robo calls
$3,136
0.8%
Voicemail
$2,388
0.6%
Telephone expenses
$1,231
0.3%
Rent
$534
0.1%
Payroll fee
$507
0.1%
Merit
$500
0.1%
Gift cards
$427
0.1%
Office supplies
$378
< 0.1%
Fees
$293
< 0.1%
Packaging supplies
$274
< 0.1%
Supplies
$260
< 0.1%
Po box fee
$168
< 0.1%

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

Table 2: Largest expenses of the second quarter
Recipient
Date
Amount
Purpose
Chicago Bulls
2018-05-09
$45,731
Tickets
Hinshaw & Culbertson
2018-06-28
$35,305
Legal fees
Internal Revenue Service
2018-05-16
$25,992
Taxes
Hinshaw & Culbertson
2018-05-07
$24,404
Legal fees
Hinshaw & Culbertson
2018-06-04
$23,055
Legal fees
Tulchin Research
2018-06-25
$21,000
Polling
Heather Wier-Vaught
2018-05-15
$20,000
Professional services
Hinshaw & Culbertson
2018-04-18
$17,534
Legal fees
Hinshaw & Culbertson
2018-06-06
$17,090
Legal fees
MNJ Technologies Direct, Inc
2018-06-28
$16,665
Office equipment
Hinshaw & Culbertson
2018-04-20
$13,630
Legal fees
Timothy D. Mapes
2018-05-16
$11,546
Salaries
Craig P. Willert
2018-05-16
$11,546
Salaries
Jewish United Fund
2018-05-09
$6,500
Donations
Zeke Giorgi Scholarship Fund
2018-05-09
$5,000
Donations
Sangamo Club
2018-06-07
$4,604
Meals
Fox Swibel Levin & Carroll, LLP
2018-06-04
$4,407
Legal fees
Illinois Department of Revenue
2018-05-16
$3,399
Taxes
Box and Go
2018-06-05
$3,094
Shipping
Jonathan Maxson
2018-05-16
$2,765
Salaries
Stephanie D. Cullen
2018-05-16
$2,381
Salaries
Meghan Lowder-Paul
2018-05-16
$2,335
Salaries
Russ Nagel
2018-05-16
$2,335
Salaries
Moeen Zahdan
2018-05-16
$2,335
Salaries
Amanda Gaspar
2018-05-16
$2,245
Salaries

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