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

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By Local Labs News Service | Oct 7, 2018

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Democratic Michael J Madigan's election campaign committee, Friends of Michael J Madigan, spent $582,691 in the third 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 60.6% of this total ($148,763) going to Hinshaw & Culbertson in Chicago. Table 1 below shows the distribution of how Madigan's committee spent its money in the third quarter.

Table 1: Third-quarter spending by purpose
Purpose
Amount
Percent of total spending
Legal fees
$245,333
42.1%
Media consulting
$62,500
10.7%
Donations
$51,500
8.8%
Tickets
$51,154
8.8%
Postage
$40,572
7%
Payroll
$31,751
5.5%
Equipment purchase
$29,740
5.1%
Office equipment
$25,669
4.4%
Printing
$17,889
3.1%
Taxes
$11,343
2%
Insurance
$6,175
1.1%
Lodging
$2,099
0.4%
Shipping
$1,668
0.3%
Staff travel
$1,344
0.2%
Maintenance fee
$851
0.2%
Truck rental
$549
< 0.1%
Mileage expenses
$519
< 0.1%
Travel
$478
< 0.1%
Payroll fee
$423
< 0.1%
Post office box
$394
< 0.1%
Rent
$388
< 0.1%
Meals
$176
< 0.1%
Office supplies
$171
< 0.1%

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

Table 2: Largest expenses of the third quarter
Recipient
Date
Amount
Purpose
Hinshaw & Culbertson
2018-09-06
$51,179
Legal fees
Chicago Cubs
2018-08-13
$51,154
Tickets
James Sweeny Golf Classic
2018-08-03
$50,000
Donations
Fox Swibel Levin & Carroll, LLP
2018-07-31
$41,699
Legal fees
SKDKnickerboxer LLC
2018-08-30
$37,500
Media consulting
Midwest Mailing & Shipping Systems, Inc.
2018-09-13
$29,740
Equipment purchase
Hinshaw & Culbertson
2018-07-25
$28,993
Legal fees
Fox Swibel Levin & Carroll, LLP
2018-08-23
$26,585
Legal fees
Fox Swibel Levin & Carroll, LLP
2018-09-13
$26,585
Legal fees
SKDKnickerboxer LLC
2018-09-23
$25,000
Media consulting
Hinshaw & Culbertson
2018-08-30
$20,794
Legal fees
Hinshaw & Culbertson
2018-07-13
$20,441
Legal fees
Hinshaw & Culbertson
2018-09-18
$16,044
Legal fees
MNJ Technologies Direct, Inc
2018-09-23
$13,217
Office equipment
Hinshaw & Culbertson
2018-07-19
$11,040
Legal fees
MNJ Technologies Direct, Inc
2018-07-31
$10,357
Office equipment
Frye-Williamson Press
2018-08-30
$9,052
Printing
Troxell
2018-09-06
$6,155
Insurance
US Postmaster
2018-09-26
$5,825
Postage
US Postmaster
2018-08-15
$5,825
Postage
US Postmaster
2018-08-29
$5,825
Postage
US Postmaster
2018-09-12
$5,825
Postage
Frye-Williamson Press
2018-09-27
$4,666
Printing
Frye-Williamson Press
2018-08-19
$4,171
Printing
US Postmaster
2018-08-22
$3,373
Postage

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