This Friday is the deadline for campaign disclosure reports for the first half of 2007. The new deadline was signed into law last month and the State Board of Elections now lists on its Disclosure Homepage that "The deadline for filing the June 2007 Semiannual Report is July 20th."
When they use the red ink like that, you know they're serious.
With the legislature still in session, this is a prime opportunity to see who's been giving to whom to influence policy. Electric utilities? Gambling interests? All will be revealed. And don't forget the Chicago elections -- if you've been wondering exactly how much Big box supporters and their opponents in the labor unions ponied up in their proxy wars, check the SBE on Friday. ICPR will post the new data to the Sunshine Database just as soon as our crack staff can process it.