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How did James DiChristofano spend campaign funds in the first quarter?

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By Local Labs News Service | Apr 7, 2016

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Democratic James DiChristofano's election campaign committee, Friends to Elect James DiChristofano, spent $61,394 in the first quarter, according to committee expenditure records obtained from the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).

DiChristofano's committee spent the most on printing in the quarter, with all those payments ($10,895) going to Michilla Blaise & Associates in Chicago. Table 1 below shows the distribution of how DiChristofano's committee spent its money in the first quarter.

Table 1: First-quarter spending by purpose
Purpose
Amount
Percent of total spending
Printing
$10,895
17.8%
Donations
$10,500
17.1%
Campaign staff
$10,390
16.9%
Mailing
$9,951
16.2%
Yard signs
$7,225
11.8%
Field work
$5,240
8.5%
Consulting
$2,900
4.7%
Food
$1,458
2.4%
Website expenses
$687
1.1%
Campaign work
$637
1%
Newspaper advertising
$505
0.8%
Fund raising entertainment
$350
0.6%
Photography
$200
0.3%
T-shirts
$188
0.3%
Headquarters rent
$178
0.3%
Office supplies
$87
0.1%

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

Table 2: Largest expenses of the first quarter
Recipient
Date
Amount
Purpose
Northwest Side Political Action Committee
2016-02-27
$10,000
Donations
Michilla Blaise & Associates
2016-03-04
$9,245
Printing
Michilla Blaise & Associates
2016-02-03
$7,225
Yard signs
Soar Advertising & Design LLC
2016-03-14
$2,900
Consulting
United States Post Office
2016-03-14
$2,900
Mailing
Soar Advertising & Design LLC
2016-03-07
$2,415
Mailing
Michilla Blaise & Associates
2016-02-18
$1,650
Printing
Soar Advertising & Design LLC
2016-03-07
$1,475
Mailing
Soar Advertising & Design LLC
2016-03-04
$1,475
Mailing
Quentin Scott
2016-02-17
$1,000
Campaign staff
Quentin Scott
2016-02-09
$1,000
Campaign staff
Quentin Scott
2016-02-19
$1,000
Campaign staff
Quentin Scott
2016-02-29
$1,000
Campaign staff
Quentin Scott
2016-03-04
$1,000
Campaign staff
Tiffany Cantu
2016-03-12
$840
Campaign staff
United States Post Office
2016-03-08
$664
Mailing
Courtney Smith
2016-02-18
$637
Campaign work
Subway
2016-03-17
$618
Food
DV Canvassing
2016-02-18
$600
Field work
DV Canvassing
2016-02-25
$600
Field work
DV Canvassing
2016-03-04
$580
Field work
United States Post Office
2016-03-11
$574
Mailing
J.S. Paluch Company
2016-02-15
$505
Newspaper advertising
DV Canvassing
2016-03-03
$500
Field work
DV Canvassing
2016-03-08
$500
Field work

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