The Illinois Campaign for Political Reform people didn’t live blog the campaign disclosure reports this time around, but Cal Skinner over at Illinoize has done a very good job.
For instance, he had a great catch on this Lee Daniels item.
July 19th former long-time House Republican Leader Lee A. Daniels reported spending $102,400 on legal fees with the firm of Chicago lawyer Thomas Breen.
Breen is defending Victor Reyes, former top mayoral aide to Mayor Richard Daley. […]
Continuing were transfers to the beleaguer House Republican Campaign Committee, which Daniels finally put out of business. He also ended the life of Leaders for a Republican Majority.
The last six months of 2005, Friends of Lee Daniels loaned the HRCC $64,200 in two August installments and in November. The HRCC now owes Friends of Lee Daniels $483,800, which has been spread around to numerous Chicago-area law firms. With the committee out of business, it is obvious the money will never be repaid Danielsâ€™ main campaign fund.
More here, here, here, and here.