I attended my first Milk Day Parade since I served the area in the 1970’s in the Illinois General Assembly
Before the parade, I noticed petitions being passed for the Independent candidacy of Jim Harrison for Sheriff.
Libertarian candidate for Comptroller Julie Fox, who ran with me when I was on the ballot for Governor, was also passing her petition. She needs 25,000 signatures to qualify.
The biggest change is that Ayer Street was not painted white.
The parade was really long.
Starting time was 1, but it was not over until about 2:30.
Similar to before, however, once the parade got going, the politicians came first.
They used to be put in the back of pickup trucks and paraded down the street.
Now they seemed to be providing their own vehicles.
Convertibles were favored.
Countywide candidates came next.
One of the three women running on the Republican county ticket, Leslie Schermerhorn, was taking her parents to the Mayo Clinic. She is also unopposed.
The parade dipped into Boone County for a dignitary next.
The Grand Marshall was next.
Next there was a really long wait.
Again attention was draw to street action.
And a man and a woman wearing yellow Jim Harrison tee shirts walked by.
= = = = =
To be continued.