The biggest contributors to Peoria City Council campaigns for office are central Illinois building trades unions, as well as the contractors, engineers and architects who employ them, and the developers who hire them to build projects. A list was compiled from donation reports filed with the Illinois Board of Elections. Often these donations came in from out of town, and sometimes from out of state, making it hard for these donations to be explained as the donor taking an interest in civic affairs. The donations listed start in 2003 (the earliest date the records are available) and end in December 2013. No donations made in 2014 are yet available.Read the rest at The Peoria Pundit.