When four-term Crystal Lake Mayor Aaron Shepley found out that he had the man that he banished from the ballot for not having numbered his four-pages of petition signatures–
CPA Sasha Chadwick, was going to run a write-in campaign, he scheduled a fundraiser at the Crystal Lake Country Club.
From the Illinois State Board of Elections campaign disclosure reports, it appears he raised about $4,080. The Country Club rental cost $1,429.15, $350.23 to Geri Davis for “fundraising expenses” and postage cost $98, indicating a pretty high ratio of expenses to contributions.
Other expenditures were for
- new signs – $3,555.64
- a mailing – $1,224
- the sticker on the front page of the Northwest Herald the Sunday before the election – $650
Shepley started out the year with $9,035.60, spent $7,322.83 and ended the quarter (March 31st) with $5,792.77.
Those giving more than $150 to Shepley follow:
- Zanck, Coen & Wright – $300
- Law Offices of Tom Burney – $285
- Todd Althoff – $200
- Erv LeCoque – $200
Shepley stills owes himself $5,538.49 from loans he made to his campaign in years past.