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Illinois' medical marijuana companies, operating in an industry abounding with rules, now have one less regulation they have to follow.  A federal judge ruled last week that a provision preventing cannabis companies from making campaign contributions in Illinois wasn't constitutional. 

Illinois ranks right in the middle of the pack, 23rd, when it comes to voter engagement.  That's according to a recent study from Wallet Hub. Analyst Jill Gonzalez says voter registration and turnout, and campaign contributions were taken into account.

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Illinois records show that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has donated more money to past Illinois races than any of the current major party candidates and their running mates.  Trump has previously donated to numerous candidates, including former Republican governor George Ryan and former Democratic governor Rod Blagojevich, who were both convicted of felonies. 

  A state senator who staved off a primary fight is now also free from a complaint that he misused campaign contributions but perhaps he’s not free for long. 

The Illinois law allowing the sale of medical marijuana, also prohibits campaign contributions from companies in the cannabis industry. Now that part of the law is being challenged in federal court.

Illinois law gives political candidates five days to report campaign contributions of a thousand dollars or more.  But it's been weeks since Governor Bruce Rauner gave Republican lawmakers four times that amount of money, and some still haven't told the state.  But they're not breaking the law.

Federal records indicate the judge overseeing the hush-money case of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert donated $1,500 to the then-Illinois congressman's re-election campaigns.

Bruce Rauner's campaign spent at least 65 million dollars to win the governor's office.  State election authorities are looking into whether he missed a deadline to report some of that fundraising success.

A Chicago lawyer who donated $500 to former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's campaign is suing for reimbursement following his resignation in March amid accusations of fraud and improper enrichment.

Donors to Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner's transition and inaugural celebration include established givers - and new friends, too.

At least 53 million dollars has been spent so far on the race for Illinois governor making it one of the most expensive match-ups in the nation. Details on a new report shows that most of that comes from relatively few donors. 

A candidate for Illinois governor says politicians should be limited as to when they can raise campaign cash.