Whenever I go to a business expo, I look for politicians.
Saturday was McHenry Marlins swim meet day. The McHenry Business Expo was also occurring at McHenry West High School.
State Rep. Jack Franks (D-Marengo) and State Sen. Pam Althoff (R-McHenry) shared a booth.
Both had left by three o’clock, Franks on his way to his big fundraiser in Downtown Chicago and Althoff to prepare for a Raue Center affair at which a scholarship was to be awarded in her late husband Tim’s honor.
I approached Althoff about whether she would vote for a bill to register homeschoolers.
She said she wouldn’t.
Last year this was where I met the Democratic Party candidate for McHenry County Sheriff, Mike Mahon. His presence convinced me that he was going to put on a real campaign.
Last year and this year both the State’s Attorney’s and Sheriff’s Office had booths.
Last year Lou Bianchi was in attendance. This year he wasn’t.
Sheriff Keith Nygren delegated deputies to staff his county both last year and this year.