The Marshall County Board voted to bill former Illinois congressman Aaron Schock $76,000 -- the cost of of holding an election to replace him.
"Schock has more money than the county has in its reserves," Marshall County State's Attorney Paul Bauer said, according to the Associated Press.
Schock resigned last month due to questions around his use of campaign funds. Marshall County officials estimate that the cost of the special and general election to replace him will be $38,000. According to a report in the Peoria Journal-Star, Schock has some $3.3 million left in his campaign fund.
Marshall County officials sent Schock a letter requesting a certified check or promise to cover the jurisdiction's election costs. County officials sent a copy of the letter to 20 other election jurisidictions in the 18th congressional district.
"There are other counties who are interested, and they're kind of waiting on someone to step forward," said Marshall County Board Chairman Gary Kroeschen.
Tazewell County estimates that the election to replace Schock will cost $200,000. A committee is scheduled to discuss the issue on April 22, Tazewell County Board Chairman David Zimmerman said.
"I tip my hat to them for that," Zimmerman said of the letter sent to Schock by Marshall County officials.