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Illinois politicians spending plenty of cash on election ads

Posted by wlpo on September 24, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) – Does it seem like political ads are worse than ever before? Illinois has seen a 30 percent increase in the number of TV ads this election compared to four years ago.

The non-partisan Center for Public Integrity review says more than 34,000 political ads have aired between January 2013 and September 8th of this year. That’s up from 26,000 ads during roughly the same time frame in 2010.

Illinois politicians have spent over $26 million on TV ads since January of last year, $6 million more than what was spent for the 2010 election.

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