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How did Karen Yarbrough spend campaign funds in the fourth quarter?

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By West Cook News | Jan 7, 2018

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Democratic Karen Yarbrough's election campaign committee, Citizens to Elect Karen Yarbrough, spent $15,262 in the fourth quarter, according to committee expenditure records obtained from the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).

Yarbrough's committee spent the most on consulting in the quarter, with all those payments ($5,000) going to Goldberg, Winston & Irving in Chicago. Table 1 below shows the distribution of how Yarbrough's committee spent its money in the fourth quarter.

Table 1: Fourth-quarter spending by purpose
Purpose
Amount
Percent of total spending
Consulting
$5,000
32.8%
Campaign work
$2,650
17.4%
Rent
$1,000
6.6%
Printing
$991
6.5%
Fund raising (food)
$935
6.1%
Dont know
$725
4.8%
Casual labor
$500
3.3%
Copies
$476
3.1%
Candidate lodging
$438
2.9%
Staff outing
$414
2.7%
Telephone service
$405
2.7%
Hall rental for raising funds
$400
2.6%
Contributions
$400
2.6%
Fundraisers
$350
2.3%
Travel - candidate
$265
1.7%
Utilities
$187
1.2%
Telephone expenses
$102
0.7%
Telephone equipment
$19
0.1%

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

Table 2: Largest expenses of the fourth quarter
Recipient
Date
Amount
Purpose
Goldberg, Winston & Irving
2017-12-05
$2,500
Consulting
Goldberg, Winston & Irving
2017-11-03
$2,500
Consulting
James Blassingame
2017-12-09
$1,675
Campaign work
Symones Catering
2017-12-19
$935
Fund raising (food)
Forest Printing
2017-12-08
$519
Printing
Dkn
2017-11-09
$500
Dont know
Donora Realty Co.
2017-11-16
$500
Rent
Donora Realty Co.
2017-12-18
$500
Rent
Miles White
2017-12-29
$500
Campaign work
Cook County Clerk
2017-12-06
$476
Copies
James Blassingame
2017-12-08
$475
Campaign work
VistaPrint
2017-10-12
$471
Printing
Balley's
2017-10-20
$438
Candidate lodging
City Social Kitchen
2017-12-21
$414
Staff outing
Emerald Loop Bar & Grill
2017-12-20
$400
Hall rental for raising funds
Proviso Rotary Club
2017-11-02
$400
Contributions
KBT Solutions
2017-10-29
$350
Fundraisers
American Airlines
2017-10-09
$265
Travel - candidate
Mikayla White
2017-10-31
$250
Casual labor
Mikayla White
2017-12-15
$250
Casual labor
At&t
2017-12-20
$200
Telephone service
Nicor
2017-12-11
$187
Utilities
Dkn
2017-11-15
$150
Dont know
At&t
2017-12-21
$113
Telephone service
Sprint PCS
2017-11-13
$102
Telephone expenses

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