I was wondering why Crystal Lake Mayor Aaron Shepley didn't run for re-election as secretary of the McHenry County Republican Central Committee. Now I know.
He has been appointed a “vice chairman of community outreach” by Bill LeFew successor Mike Tryon. If Tryon wanted the local Republican Party to represent what Aaron Shepley stands for, fine. Shepley stands for approval of a minor league baseball stadium, which even the McHenry County Board voted unanimously to kill.
Shepley is probably the biggest tax hiker in McHenry County this year. He led his city council to increase its city sales tax by 75%. (No, you did not misread that figure. It was one percentage point. After July 1st, it will be one and three-quarters of a percentage point.)