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How did Emanuel Chris Welch spend campaign funds in the second quarter?

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By West Cook News | Jul 7, 2017

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Democratic Emanuel Chris Welch's election campaign committee, The People for Emanuel "Chris" Welch, spent $45,185 in the second quarter, according to committee expenditure records obtained from the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).

Welch's committee spent the most on printing in the quarter, with 83.9% of this total ($7,685) going to Victory Media Group in Glenview. Table 1 below shows the distribution of how Welch's committee spent its money in the second quarter.

Table 1: Second-quarter spending by purpose
Purpose
Amount
Percent of total spending
Printing
$9,159
20.3%
Consulting
$7,000
15.5%
Donations
$3,125
6.9%
Office rent
$3,000
6.6%
Entertainment
$2,379
5.3%
Office equipment
$2,014
4.5%
Flood insurance
$1,965
4.4%
Photography
$1,850
4.1%
Computer software
$1,850
4.1%
Food
$1,555
3.4%
Paid internship
$1,518
3.4%
Newspaper advertising
$1,200
2.7%
Flowers
$1,114
2.5%
Table at annual dinner
$1,000
2.2%
Campaign work
$1,000
2.2%
Sponsorships
$1,000
2.2%
Office cable
$921
2%
Sponsorship of summer nights music
$800
1.8%
Campaign staff
$628
1.4%
Magazine advertising
$500
1.1%
Cable, internet
$378
0.8%
Utilities
$337
0.8%
Parade candy
$248
0.6%
Subscriptions
$202
0.5%
Security system
$155
0.3%
Annual fee
$150
0.3%
Supplies
$73
0.2%
Expenses
$40
< 0.1%
Parade
$18
< 0.1%

Table 2 below shows the top 25 largest single expenditures during the quarter.

Table 2: Largest expenses of the second quarter
Recipient
Date
Amount
Purpose
Victory Media Group
2017-06-12
$6,935
Printing
KJD Strategies
2017-05-12
$6,000
Consulting
American Bankers Insurance Company
2017-06-26
$1,965
Flood insurance
NGP Van, Inc.
2017-05-12
$1,850
Computer software
James Boudry
2017-04-23
$1,579
Entertainment
Trottie Publishing, Inc.
2017-05-17
$1,200
Newspaper advertising
A Greater Good Foundation
2017-06-20
$1,000
Donations
Bellwood Chamber of Commerce
2017-05-23
$1,000
Table at annual dinner
Al Forst
2017-06-01
$1,000
Office rent
Al Forst
2017-04-01
$1,000
Office rent
Al Forst
2017-05-01
$1,000
Office rent
Michael Stewart
2017-04-03
$1,000
Campaign work
Taste of Melrose Park
2017-04-10
$1,000
Sponsorships
Union Signs and Printing, Inc.
2017-06-27
$838
Printing
Village of Hillside
2017-06-02
$800
Sponsorship of summer nights music
D & D Office Machines, Inc.
2017-04-03
$775
Office equipment
DuSable Museuym
2017-05-22
$750
Donations
Victory Media Group
2017-06-12
$750
Printing
D & D Office Machines, Inc.
2017-06-27
$737
Office equipment
Ashland Addison Florist
2017-05-16
$718
Flowers
Breaker Press Co., Inc.
2017-05-19
$636
Printing
34 Publishing, Inc.
2017-06-27
$500
Magazine advertising
Tara Gray-Mister
2017-04-08
$500
Photography
Tionna Waters
2017-04-28
$500
Consulting
Tionna Waters
2017-06-01
$500
Consulting

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