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Michels, Lauzen, Hatcher report donations

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Candidates for the state House District 50 and Senate District 25 are reporting several donations over $500 made to their campaigns within 30 days of the Feb. 2 primary.

State law requires candidates to report such donations within 48 hours of receiving them. The information is posted on the state board of elections' Web site,

A report filed Friday by Friends of Sean Michels indicates that his campaign for the 25th Senate nomination has received $500 from Airport Grove Industrial Park Ltd. Partnership of Chicago; $1,000 from Kendall County board member Nancy Martin of Plano; and $4,000 from Larry Nelson of Plano.

State records indicate that in the past, Nelson has donated money to the campaign committees of state Representatives Tom Cross, Kay Hatcher, Ed Petka and Pat Lindner, as well as to the House Republican Campaign Committee. He owns Nelson Multimedia, and is the founder of WSPY radio station, which serves the southern Kane and Kendall County areas.

Martin has donated to campaigns for Cross, Hatcher and Lindner, as well as that of former Lt. Gov. Corinne Wood and state Sen. Christine Radogno.

State Sen. Chris Lauzen filed reports Tuesday indicating he has received $750 from Titlemax A/P; $2,000 from Eagle Forum State PAC; $1,500 from the Health Care Council of Illinois PAC; $1,500 from the Illinois Realtors PAC; $800 from McLane Co.; and $500 from Nalco Co.

State Rep. Kay Hatcher is reporting a donation of $500 from Citizens for JoAnn Osmond, $800 from McClane Co. Inc. of Temple, Texas, and $4,000 from the Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois Political Action Committee.

Osmond is the state representative for the 61st District. McClane is a supply chain services firm. In the past, it has contributed to the Illinois Merchants PAC Team.

Neither Keith Wheeler nor Bob McQuillan, her opponents, have listed such donations.

All candidates are due to file their December 2009 semiannual finance reports Jan. 20. Donations over $150 must be itemized, including the name of the donor.

The data is current as of 5 p.m. Tuesday.