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Rauner reveals donors to his inaugural festivities — he's not one

Toby Keith will perform at Bruce Rauner's inaugural concert on Monday. | AP file photo

Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner released a list Saturday of contributors to his inaugural festivities.

Noticeably absent from the list was Rauner himself. The Winnetka Republican has taken flak over the amount of his own money he put into his campaign, with departing Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn telling the Chicago Sun-Times this week that Rauner’s move to deposit $20 million into his campaign fund was “thumbing his nose” at Illinois campaign-finance reform.

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Rauner countered Saturday that “the special interest groups that make their money from the government are the problem in our political donation system.”

The list of donors to the Rauner Transition and Illinois Inaugural Committee follows:

Donations up to $100,000


  • David MacNeil
  • Foresight Energy Services
  • Illinois Hospital Association
  • Illinois Manufacturers Association

Donations up to $50,000

  • Richard Duchossois
  • Alpine Bancorporation Inc.
  • Altria
  • Association Venture Corporation



Donations up to $25,000

  • Andrew Bluhm
  • Leslie Bluhm
  • Meredith Bluhm
  • David Helfand
  • H.W. Knapheide III
  • Jennifer N. Pritzker
  • Ameren
  • Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois PAC
  • Associated Builders & Contractors – IL Chapter
  • BP Capital Management
  • BW Financial Services
  • Illinois Association of Realtors
  • Illinois Association of Realtors – PAC
  • Illinois State Medical Society
  • Integrys Business Support LLC
  • ISMIE
  • Meijer
  • People’s Gas
  • Property Casualty Insurers Association
  • State Farm
  • Walgreen Co.
  • Wirtz Corporation

Donations up to $10,000

  • Robert Bonifas
  • Bousis family
  • William Farley
  • Connie Nord
  • Robert Wislow
  • ACE American Insurance
  • Astellas
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • BGR Group
  • BNSF Railway Company
  • K12, Incorporated
  • Broadway in Chicago
  • CME Group
  • CNA
  • CNSI
  • Enbridge
  • Energi Insurance Services
  • Entertainment Software Association
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Government Accountability Alliance
  • Horizon Pharma USA
  • IL Credit Union
  • Illinois Health Care Association PAC
  • Illinois Policy Institute
  • The Inland Real Estate Group
  • Lafarge
  • Murray Energy Corporation
  • PhRMA
  • Rep. Wayne Rosenthal
  • Safari Childcare Inc.
  • Superior Ambulance
  • TRK-PAC Mid-West Truckers Association Inc.
  • United Airlines
  • Zack Stamp LTD

Donations $1,000 to $5,000

  • Mary Ann Abate
  • Wendy Abrams
  • Patty Becker
  • Mark Biel
  • Karen Boswell
  • Don Brumleve
  • Matt Campbell
  • Philip V. Carleen
  • David Casper
  • Vasavi Chakka
  • Brandon Collins
  • David Crumbaugh
  • Karen Darch
  • Charles Denison
  • Amy Derick
  • Ann Deters
  • James Dominik
  • Carol Smith Donovan
  • Bill Fleischli
  • Ezequiel Flores
  • Dave Gallano
  • Nancy Gelderloos
  • Mark Glennon
  • Mark Goode
  • Elizabeth Gorman
  • William Graham
  • Giovanni Gullo
  • James Harris
  • James Hennegan
  • Timothy Hennessey
  • Sen. Sue Rezin
  • Jim Holland
  • Robert Horn
  • Dale Huhnke
  • Stuart Jolly
  • William Kates
  • Douglas Knierim
  • Vincent Kolber
  • James Kranjc
  • Dominick Lanzito
  • Dave Leckrone
  • Aaron Lawlor
  • Richard Lawrence
  • John Lewis
  • Craig Manske
  • Kevin Martin
  • Michael McAuliffe
  • William McCreery
  • Ryan McLaughlin
  • David Miller
  • Lori Montana
  • Sean Morrison
  • James Murphy
  • Michael Murphy
  • Kris Neuman
  • Brad O’Halloran
  • Catherine O’Malley
  • Peter Orum
  • Lisa Palivos
  • Lance Rosenmayer
  • Brian Rowland
  • Lee Rubenstein
  • Manuel Sanchez
  • Nick Sauer
  • Bruce Simon
  • Jay Dee Shattuck
  • Samuel Skinner
  • Greg Smith
  • Rep. Joe Sosnowski
  • Barbara Stewart
  • Dalitso Sulamoyo
  • Rep. Ed Sullivan
  • Mike Thoms
  • Susan an Edmund Thornton
  • Jil Tracy
  • Frank Trilla
  • Timothy VanFleet
  • Robert Vickery
  • Eric Wasowicz
  • Joseph Williams
  • Michael Willis
  • Paul Zeller
  • Alliance of Healthcare Council
  • CDDACS-PAC
  • Colliers Bennett & Kahnweiler LLC
  • CSX Corporation
  • DENT-IL PAC
  • ECIA Action
  • Illinois Bankers Association
  • Illinois Bankpac
  • Illinois Coal Association
  • Illinois Coal Association Committee on Affirmative Leadership
  • Marquis Energy LLC
  • Omar Medical Supply
  • Raucci & Sullivan Strategies LLC
  • Rentech Nitrogen
  • Tenet Healthcare
  • VC Energy Corporation