February 18th is the McHenry County Republican Central Committee’s Lincoln Day Dinner.
There will be two speakers this year, Illinois Republican State Chairman Pat Brady and Congressman Randy Hultgren. There is a cryptic note at the bottom of the invitation in parentheses: “Congressman Hultgren is appearing at this even only as a guest.”
Last year the Keynote Speaker was U.S. Senator Mark Kirk.
Upset congressional victor Joe Walsh also took the podium in an unannounced appearance.
The cost this year is $100 a ticket, $175 for couples.
Republican Precinct get a cut rate, two plates for $150.
The event will be held at Crystal Lake’s D’Andrea’s Banquets, as it was last year.
It begins at 7 PM, but cocktails (you buy your own) will be served after 6.
If you don’t know much about Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady, here is his bio: