Prohibited Campaign Contributions

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 December 5th, 2017, December 5th, 2017, December 19th, 2017, and December 19th, 2017, Avram Lothan and Karen Lothan, affiliated persons of Lothan Van Hook DeStefano Architecture LLC, made four different prohibited contributions.  For details, see the attached Notice of Campaign Contributions Violation published in Volume 45, Issue 34 of the Illinois Register, dated August 20, 2021.

  • On May 11th, 2017, June 7th, 2017, June 22nd, 2017, and October 19th, 2018, Gerald Forsythe, an affiliated person of INDECK Power Equipment Co., made five different prohibited contributions.  For details, see the attached Notice of Campaign Contributions Violation published in Volume 44, Issue 19 of the Illinois Register, dated May 8, 2020.

  • On September 26th, 2017, John E. Goetz, affiliated person of RD Lawrence Construction Company, made a prohibited contribution.  For details, see the attached Notice of Campaign Contribution Violation published in Volume 42, Issue 37 of the Illinois Register, dated September 14, 2018.

  • On July 28, 2014, William Curran, an affiliated person of Curran Contracting, made a prohibited contribution.  For details, see the attached Notice of Campaign Contribution Violation published in Volume 42, Issue 21 of the Illinois Register, dated May 25, 2018.

 

  • On April 24, 2014, William Flesch, an affiliated person of The Gordon Flesch Company, made a prohibited contribution.  For details, see the attached Notice of Campaign Contribution Violation published in Volume 42, Issue 8 of the Illinois Register, dated February 23, 2018.

 

  • On July 21, 2014, Paul Hoefer, affiliated person of Freeport Industrial Roofing, Inc., made a prohibited contribution. For details, see the attached Notice of Campaign Contribution Violation published in Volume 42, Issue 2 of the Illinois Register, dated January 12, 2018.

 

  •  On September 3, 2014, Robert Eck, affiliated person of Anixter, Inc., made a prohibited contribution.  For details, see the attached Notice of Campaign Contribution Violation published in Volume 41, Issue 29 of the Illinois Register, dated July 21, 2017.

 

  • On June 5, 2014, Brent Johnson, affiliated person of Ringland-Johnson, made a prohibited contribution.  For details, see the attached Notice of Campaign Contribution Violation published in Volume 41, Issue 27 of the Illinois Register, dated July 7, 2017.

 

  • On July 22, 2014, Lauren Johnson, affiliated person of Ringland-Johnson, made a prohibited contribution.  For details, see the attached Notice of Campaign Contribution Violation published in Volume 41, Issue 27 of the Illinois Register, dated July 7, 2017.

 

  • On May 29, 2014, Alpha Baking Company made a prohibited contribution. For details, see the attached Notice of Campaign Contribution Violation published in Volume 41, Issue 27 of the Illinois Register, dated July 7, 2017.

 

  • On December 19, 2013, Gordon Food Service, Inc. made a prohibited contribution.  For details, see the attached Notice of Campaign Contribution Violation published in Volume 41, Issue 28 of the Illinois Register, dated July 14, 2017.

 

  • On September 24, 2014, Linear Electric Company made a prohibited contribution.  For details, see the attached Notice of Campaign Contribution Violation​ published in Volume 41, Issue 4 of the Illinois Register, dated January 27, 2017.

  • On October 29, 2014, Mark Kmety, affiliated person of Mesirow Insurance Services Inc., made a prohibited contribution.  For details, see the attached Notice of Campaign Contribution Violation published in Volume 39, Issue 44 of the Illinois Register, dated October 20, 2015.

 

  • On July 21, 2014, Aaron McArdle, President of Zeller Digital Innovations, Made a prohibited contribution.  For details, see the attached Notice of Campaign Contribution Violation published in Volume 39, Issue 29 of the Illinois Register, dated July 17, 2015.

 

  • On September 1, 2010, Michael Straza (then Vice-President of Zeller Digital Innovations) made a prohibited contribution. For details, see the attached  Notice of Campaign Contribution Violation published in Volume 39, Issue 10 of the Illinois Register, dated March 6, 2015.

 

  • On September 24, 2010, Eby-Brown Company, LLC made a prohibited contribution. For details, see the attached Notice of Campaign Contribution Violation published in Volume 38, Issue 42 of the Illinois Register, dated October 17, 2014.

  • On December 30, 2013 and March 4, 2014, Thomas Wake, an affiliated person of Eby-Brown Company, LLC, made a prohibited contribution. For details, see the attached Notice of Campaign Contribution Violation published in Volume 38, Issue 42 of the Illinois Register, dated October 17, 2014.

  • 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.