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

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By West Cook News | Jan 7, 2018

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Democratic Emanuel Chris Welch's election campaign committee, The People for Emanuel "Chris" Welch, spent $47,286 in the fourth quarter, according to committee expenditure records obtained from the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).

Welch's committee spent the most on consulting in the quarter, with 42.6% of this total ($6,000) going to KJD Strategies in Chicago. Table 1 below shows the distribution of how Welch's committee spent its money in the fourth quarter.

Table 1: Fourth-quarter spending by purpose
Purpose
Amount
Percent of total spending
Consulting
$14,073
29.8%
Mailing
$10,851
23%
Newspaper advertising
$2,500
5.3%
Magazine advertising
$2,400
5.1%
Office rent suite d
$2,000
4.2%
Donations
$1,500
3.2%
Utilities
$1,372
2.9%
Food
$1,300
2.8%
Campaign work
$1,270
2.7%
Fund raising entertainment
$1,200
2.5%
Office rental, suite d
$1,000
2.1%
Flowers
$979
2.1%
Ad books
$750
1.6%
Photography
$720
1.5%
Hall rental for raising funds
$700
1.5%
Hams - broadview senior club christmas
$530
1.1%
Donation - turkeys for christmas
$500
1.1%
Donation - turkeys
$500
1.1%
Promotional items
$484
1%
Office supplies
$417
0.9%
Food - seniors thanksgiving
$365
0.8%
Food - west suburban seniors thanksgiving luncheon
$365
0.8%
Rental fees
$247
0.5%
Entertainment
$200
0.4%
Donation - football uniforms
$200
0.4%
Donation - christmas tree lighting ceremony
$200
0.4%
Subscriptions
$182
0.4%
Security system
$155
0.3%
Reimbursement for parade walkers
$120
0.3%
Donation - senior christmas party
$100
0.2%
Reimbursements
$80
0.2%
Reimbursement - window washer
$20
< 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
Express Mailing Service
2017-12-04
$10,851
Mailing
KJD Strategies
2017-10-02
$6,000
Consulting
McGaffer Communications, LLP
2017-12-04
$3,323
Consulting
West Suburban Journal Newspaper
2017-10-02
$2,500
Newspaper advertising
In Particular, Inc.
2017-11-17
$1,500
Magazine advertising
Atiba Johnson
2017-12-07
$1,200
Fund raising entertainment
Symone's Catering
2017-10-28
$1,050
Food
Al Forst
2017-10-01
$1,000
Office rental, suite d
Al Forst
2017-11-01
$1,000
Office rent suite d
Al Forst
2017-12-01
$1,000
Office rent suite d
Operation Uplift
2017-11-30
$1,000
Donations
Dimietha Sangster
2017-12-21
$1,000
Consulting
Tionna Waters
2017-12-21
$1,000
Consulting
Ashland Addison Florist
2017-12-04
$869
Flowers
Exit Strategy Brewing Co.
2017-12-04
$700
Hall rental for raising funds
Pete's Fresh Market
2017-11-20
$530
Hams - broadview senior club christmas
Bellwood First Party
2017-12-07
$500
Donations
Grace Central Church
2017-12-08
$500
Donation - turkeys for christmas
Greater LaGrange YMCA
2017-11-07
$500
Ad books
Plcca
2017-11-14
$500
Donation - turkeys
Dimietha Sangster
2017-12-21
$500
Campaign work
Tionna Waters
2017-10-02
$500
Consulting
Tionna Waters
2017-10-27
$500
Consulting
Tionna Waters
2017-11-30
$500
Consulting
Tionna Waters
2017-12-31
$500
Consulting

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