CL Incumbents File for Re-Election

Crystal Lake City Clerk Nick Kachiroubas reports the following filed for re-election in Crystal Lake: Mayor: Aaron T. Shepley Council: Ellen M. Brady Mueller Cathy A. Ferguson Brett Hopkins All four are incumbents. Potential opponents have until next Monday to … Continue reading

Crystal Lake City Council Poised to Lessen Pot Penalty

With its Home Rule powers, the Crystal Lake City Council signaled a majority is ready to change possession of up to thirty joints from a criminal to a civil offense. Mayor Aaron Shepley led the opposition with Councilwomen Cathy Ferguson, … Continue reading

TORA – Ticket to Re-Election

The petitions for re-election are being circulated for Crystal Lake Mayor Aaron Shepley and Council members Cathy Ferguson, Ellen Brady Mueller and Brett Hopkins. And, just in time for the campaign, there is an election kick-off party that required the … Continue reading

Crystal Lake City Council Rejects Metra’s Choice for Traffic Engineer

Traffic will be a major sticking point on Metra’s proposed Ridgefield commuter station the same was it was for the baseball stadium proposed for McHenry County College. The Crystal Lake City Council unanimously approved Councilwoman Ellen Brady Mueller’s motion to … Continue reading

Crystal Lake City Council Lights Park District Viking Funeral Pyre

It was a “Not in My Back Yard” kind of night at Crystal Lake City Hall last night. Not only was the Crystal Lake Park District Viking Dodge site nixed by a 6-0 vote, but a private recreational activity, miniature … Continue reading

Mayor Aaron Shepley Beat Lori Phelps, Brett Hopkins Edges Out Howie Christensen for Third Council Seat

Mayor Aaron Shepley beat former supporter turned challenged Lori Phelps by a 2 2/3 to one margin. The vote was 3,156 to 1,181. Shepley raised 4.8 times as much money as Phelps, showing the power of incumbency. Shepley reported raising … Continue reading

Mayor Aaron Shepley Beat Lori Phelps, Brett Hopkins Edges Out Howie Christensen for Third Council Seat

Mayor Aaron Shepley beat former supporter turned challenged Lori Phelps by a 2 2/3 to one margin. The vote was 3,156 to 1,181. Shepley raised 4.8 times as much money as Phelps, showing the power of incumbency. Shepley reported raising … Continue reading