Recently approved amendments to Illinois’s campaign finance law are intended to address independent campaign expenditures by so-called “Super PACs.” These Super PACs must register with the Illinois State Board of Elections whenever they make expenditures in an aggregate amount exceeding $3,000 in any 12-month period in support or opposition of a candidate for state or local office or a public referendum. The amendments make several other changes to the campaign finance laws, and provide a number of potentially significant enforcement mechanisms.
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