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Brendan Reilly

Ward 42

 

Campaign donations since 2015, mapped.

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The high-rise champion

Brendan Reilly has stated that he believes public service is a noble calling and good government is worth fighting for.[1] However, his political rise started with Mike Madigan’s machine. [2]

The 42nd Ward contains major tourist attractions like the Magnificent Mile and Navy Pier. When he first ran for office in 2007, he was supported by unions. Since then, most of his donations come from big business owners and business that caters to tourists.[3] He has been one of the most prodigious fundraisers in City Council and consistently represented the interests of developers in his ward. [4]

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