Stacy grew up in a small working class town with humble beginnings. As the first in her family to attend college, Stacy received her bachelors in social work from Western Illinois University. She has a long history of working in social services. Within that time she got married and had two daughters. Being a working mother is extremely rewarding.
On March 30th, 2019 Stacy husbands, State Trooper Gerald “Jerry” Ellis, died on duty when a drunk driver was driving the wrong way on I94 hitting Jerry head on changing her families life forever. She was showered by love, not only by the Illinois state police, but the community and her neighborhood. The support she received made a huge difference in the grieving process. The outpouring of support was so powerful she wanted to give back. The power of the community and difference they could make encouraged her to run for mayor. Between working in social services and the events of Jerry’s death She wanted to give back to the same community who supported her. Stacy wants to use her experiences to make a positive difference and to make Antioch a place people want to live, work and play. To be inclusive and welcoming for everyone.