With someone who takes as many notes as I, it is essential to attend a Business Expo once in a while.
The quality of the giveaway pens is usually pretty good.
I went looking for politicians again at Crystal Lake’s South High School this afternoon after the rush.
The only candidate I found was a GOP candidate for McHenry County Sheriff named Bill Prim.
He is running against Sheriff Keith Nygren favorite Andy Zinke and Jim Harrison.
He was right near the entrance across from the governmental booth of McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi (more about his booth later).
I kept walking and finally found another booth with political implications. It was the Pro-Life booth.
Right at the end of the long hall to the exit, I found State Rep. Barbara Wheeler and State Senator Karen McConnaughay’s Legislative Assistant Jennifer Baustian.
They were standing at under a sign with State Rep. Mike Tryon’s and State Senator Pam Althoff’s name.
That was it, unless you want to include McHenry County College Board member Dennis Adams, who was promoting his collusion repair business.
But, if you think anything paid for with tax dollars is political, there were booths that fit that criterion.
I mentioned the State’s Attorney’s booth, presumably financed by county tax dollar.
The Crystal Lake Public Library, celebrating its centennial, had a booth staffed with ladies in period dresses.
Next in that category was McHenry County College.
I have heard those who staffed the MCC booth in years past discussing costs and opportunities with parents and high schoolers.
A big comfy chair that reminded me of a Public Television show my son used to watch sometimes was part of the Crystal Lake Park District’s presence at the Chamber of Commerce Business Expo.
I ask who got up in the chair and was offered the opportunity…which I declined.
The next governmental entry was the City of Crystal Lake.
I thought I might find some elected officials there, but I didn’t. I was told that the Council held a budget hearing Saturday morning.
Right next to the legislative entry was one from the McHenry County Recorder of Deeds Office.
Along the way, I noted a couple of other things.
Along the way, I saw a guy having fun.
And, I ran into Phyllis Mueller, founder of Home of the Sparrow, now retired from being Presbyterian minister in Marengo.
She’s now working with the diaper group.
I also ran into Robin Pendergast, who has joined with other talented photographers to create Shuttergice,com. A portion of the price of any photo, starting at $12 will go to the charity of the photographer’s choice. Pendergast’s is Turning Point.
You can see the front page of the web site below: