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Mellody Hobson is among Chicago executives who gave in the final days of the election. 0

Top execs dropped big cash as presidential race wound down

February 14th, 2017

While pollsters left and right predicted Hillary Clinton would handily beat Donald Trump in  the Nov. 8 election, a flurry of last-minute political donations shows not everyone in Chicago was so sure.

Numbers recently released by the Federal Election Commission show Ariel Investments President Mellody Hobson, Newsweb founder Fred Eychaner and Uline CEO Richard Uihlein each gave hundreds of thousands of dollars (or more) in the final days of  the contentious campaign.

Check out who gave how much in my Taking Names column in the Chicago Sun-Times.


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