State Board of Elections Notifies Illinois Integrity Fund of Possible Need to File

Four days before the Primary Election, Tom Newman, Director of the Campaign Disclosure Division of the Illinois State Board of Elections, sent a letter to the Illinois Integrity Fund at the Hoffman Estates address used in numerous mailings against critics of Democrat Jack Franks.

“It has come to our attention that your committee has been sending campaign advertising mailings to area residents,” the letter says.

Then it explains the requirement to file a “Statement of Organization” and “subsequent disclosure filings if the committee exceeds $5,000 in money raised or spent during any 12-month period.”

Continuing, the letter states, “Please file either a Statement o Organization oe a letter certifying that your committee has not exceeded the $5,000 threshold.”



State Board of Elections Notifies Illinois Integrity Fund of Possible Need to File — 10 Comments

  1. The local county newspaper has a story today about the mysterious and untruthful mailers that attacked McHenry County primary candidates such as Tirio, Wheeler, Schuster, Brettman. The reporter for the paper said that the mailers were traced to a big Chicago printing company that has done a lot of work for Madigan and the County chairman.

    Have to wonder why these particular candidates were singled out for these untruthful and trash mailings. What might they have in common with regard to county politics? Were they a political threat to some big power in the county?

  2. Isn’t copy and paste wonderful? Stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meeeoooowwwww…

  3. Where are today’s version of Woodward and Bernstein to dig into this issue? Can the county newspaper or the big paper from Chicago put some investigative journalists to find the answers?

    Does the Director of the State Board of Elections have investigators? If not, can he get help from the Bureau of Investigations (also referred to as matters) in D.C. to work on this and get some answers? They no doubt have a local office in Illinois that has resources that could look into the “matter”.

  4. They’re going to have to serve a subpoena on Breaker Press to find out who paid for the mailings, and Breaker Press is going to be somehow unable to provide an answer.

  5. It would be nice if the State Board of Elections put Breaker Press on notice before the next election that such shenanigans would not be tolerated.

    I’m not holding my breath that this will actually happen.

  6. SBOE another of Madigan’s rats’ nests.

    Gee, lookee, a meaningless letter!

  7. This is Illinois, nothing will happen, watch

    Thank you Jack for all the section 8 demo voters!

  8. I believe our Republican Congress has long blocked attempts to require outside groups to identify their donors. So the Illinois Integrity Fund doesn’t have to say who provided the money as long as they don’t specifically endorse a candidate

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