Central Illinois Gazette

Central Illinois Gazette

Campaign donors to Pat Quinn and Bill Brady from Champaign, Urbana and Danville

Following up on today's column in The News-Gazette, here's a little more information about local campaign contributions last year to Pat Quinn and Bill Brady from residents of Champaign, Urbana and Danville.

Here are the details:


Urbana donations to Quinn:

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