McHenry County Blog has filed Freedom of Information request to find out how public relations costs this year, when the bond referendum was being run, compared with last year’s.
Below is what was found:
Listed below are the amounts spent on Postage & Handling.
The breakout is as follows:
- September – November 2015: $ 6,146.89
- September – November 2016: $14,817.31
In addition to postage, the Library expended the following amounts on Printing:
- September – November, 2015: $ 9,400
- September – November, 2016: $22,839
The Library does not track Staff time by project. During the requested timeframes, Staff in the PR Office earned the following, including fringe benefits:
Showing as raised by the committee are contributions of $27,346.36.
That includes the $8,000 given by Library architect Engberg Anderson written about by Steve Willson.
You can see who gave what in amounts of $1,000 or higher here.
That is more than some countywide Republican primary candidates have spent in recent years.