For readers elsewhere, here’s what I saw outside my window in Crystal Lake this morning at 8:
When I first ran for office, McHenry County Treasurer, I remember walking through a bit of snow in Marengo on May 5th.
The primary election in 1966 was on June 13th, a pretty decent day to go to the polls.
After that the Illinois General Assembly moved it to March, where it stayed until the Democrats decided that a first Tuesday in February primary would benefit favorite son Barack Obama’s presidential hopes.
It was also cold enough for me to find frost under a leftover pile of leaves in a shaded part of the back year in 1992. I hadn’t gotten around to them earlier because of my successful attempt to be put on the ballot for State Representative after having been in remission for twelve years.