After September 30th, the only indication of how much money candidates raise are their reports of $1,000 or higher contribution.
Contributions of less than that don’t show up until January.
Not terribly transparent–in fact, less transparent than before the most recent so-called “reform.”
Until the “reform there was a pre-election report required about two weeks before each election.
In any event, looking at the large contributions reported in October, GOP Sheriff’s candidate Bill Prim picked up $5,000.
- $3,000 from Citizens for Lou Bianchi, Crystal Lake
- $1,000 from Gary Rabine, Johnsburg
- $1,000 from Richard Stephenson, Barrington
Independent candidate Jim Harrison raised $2,000:
- $2,000 from Marilyn Krenger, Woodstock
Harrison, however, did hold a fundraiser at the Woodstock Country Club in early October, the proceeds of which are not known outside the campaign.