Report: Madigan backs Villa with $234,739
West Chicago state House candidate Karina Villa received another $234,739 from Illinois House Speaker and Democrat Party Chief Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) between Sept. 29 and Oct. 17, state filings show.
The Madigan funding was disclosed in reports filed with the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE) by Citizens For Karina Villa, the campaign committee that supports Villa’s race against Republican Tonia Khouri in the 49th District.
The district covers all or part of Batavia, Elgin, Geneva, Hanover, Naperville, St. Charles, Wayne and Winfield.
Madigan’s contributions to Villa 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 $541,776 to the candidate’s campaign.
From Sept. 29 to Oct. 17, Madigan spent $4.37 million backing campaigns for 25 candidates. He's spent more than $100,000 on 16 candidates.