Crystal Lake Mayor Aaron Shepley, first elected in 1999, is the only one on the ballot and he had $9,035.60 in his campaign bank account as of the beginning of the year.
He does have a write-in opponent, however.
After being kicked off the ballot for not number the pages of his several page petition at attorney Shepley’s request, CPA Sascha Chadwick filed papers to run as a write-in candidate. (See “Crystal Lake Incumbents Eliminate Competition.”)
Apparently, Shepley does not think a $9,000 campaign will be enough to make sure he can serve twenty years. (Mayor Richard Daley, I, served twenty-one years; Mayor Richard Daley, II, served twenty-two years.)
In any event, you can see the invitation below: