Report: Madigan backs Grayslake’s Sam Yingling with another $40,000
Grayslake State House candidate Sam Yingling received another $39,936 from Illinois House Speaker and Democrat Party Chief Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) between Sept. 6 and Sept. 30, state filings show.
The Madigan funding was disclosed in reports filed with the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE) by Friends of Sam Yingling, the campaign committee that supports Yingling’s race against Republican Ken Idstein in the 62nd district.
The district covers parts of Avon, Fremont, Grant, Lake Villa, Warren and Wauconda.
Madigan’s contributions to Yingling came from the campaign funds he controls, including his own committee, Friends of Michael J. Madigan, the Illinois Democratic Party and the Democratic County Chairman’s Association of Illinois. In all, Madigan has contributed $1,564,408 to the candidate’s campaign.
From Sept. 6 to Sept. 30, Madigan spent $2.67 million backing campaigns for 31 candidates. He's spent more than $100,000 on 11 candidates and more than $40,000 on 19.