Quincy Mayor John Spring has seen a $15,500 spike in his campaign contributions this week, according to Illinois State Board of Elections reports.
The contributions included $5,000 from state Sen. John Sullivan’s campaign fund and another $5,000 from the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 in Joliet. He also received $1,500 from both state Sen. Steve Landek, D-Bridgeview, and the Democratic Organization of Lyons Township, and $2,500 from state Sen. Barbara Flynn Currie, D-Chicago.
Spring’s campaign also reported receiving $1,000 for staff salaries from Sullivan.
Republican candidate Kyle Moore immediately starting building his campaign war chest after he announced last year. In the third quarter of 2012, he pulled in more than $25,000. For the reporting period for last three months of 2012, Moore reported his campaign brought in $9,979 and spent $3,871. His campaign account had $36,420 on hand at the end of the reporting period.
Spring reported raising $1,525 during the same period, with expenditures of $423. His campaign reported available funds of $19,111. The only contribution that required reporting was $375 from the Bank of Springfield.
Since Jan. 1, Spring has also reported receiving $5,000 from Foresight Energy Services of St. Louis, while Moore received $5,000 from state Rep. Jil Tracy, R-Quincy. Moore also reported a contribution of $1,029 from Citizens for a Better Quincy, a political action committee formed by a majority of Republican aldermen.
Full campaign reports won’t be available until after the April 9 election.