Section 50-37 of the Illinois Procurement Code (30 ILCS 500/50-37) prohibits business entities with contracts and solicitations worth in excess of $50,000 in combined annual value pending with a given officeholder responsible for awarding the contracts from making campaign contributions to campaign committees established to promote the candidacy of the officeholder or any other declared candidate for that office. The prohibition also extends to contributions made by various affiliated persons and businesses of a business entity that is subject to the prohibition.
Notice of Campaign Contribution Violation
On October 27, 2010, Mr. Daniel T. Kelley, an affiliated person of the business entity GROWMARK, Inc., made a prohibited contribution. For details, see the attached notice published in Volume 38, Issue 30 of the Illinois Register, dated July 25, 2014.
On December 12, 2013, Charles Poettker, an affiliated person of the business entity Poettker Construction Company, made a prohibited contribution. For details, see the attached notice published in Volume 38, Issue 17 of the Illinois Register, dated April 25, 2014.