Republicans in the CL Independence Day Parade

Previously, McHenry County Blog has written about the turnout for GOP McHenry County State’s Attorney candidate Patrick Kenneally.

Now, let’s look at the other Republicans in Crystal Lake’s Independence Day Parade.

My first shot was of supporters of State Senator Pam Althoff.

Pam Althoff's supporters gathered before the parade.

Pam Althoff’s supporters gathered before the parade. To the left is a woman wearing a tee shirt supporting Dan McConchie.

State Rep. candidate Allen Skillicorn brought a big elephant.

Allen Skillicorn, his supporters and State Senator Dan McConchie gather around Skillicorn's big elephant.

Allen Skillicorn, his supporters and State Senator Dan McConchie gather around Skillicorn’s big elephant.

Skillicorn’s supporters were wearing distinctive and quite visible shirts.

Karen and Joe Tirio were greeting folks wearing Joe’s “I won’t hire my wife.com” tee shirts.

Recorder of Deeds candidate Joe Tirio had distinctive tee shirts.

Recorder of Deeds candidate Joe Tirio had distinctive tee shirts. Here the talk with GOP parade organizer and Party Vice Chairman Steve Rooney.

Catching my attention next was County Board membrer Donna Kurtz and McHenry County College Board member Karen Tirio.

Donna Kurtz and Karen Tirio had some pre-parade talk.

Donna Kurtz and Karen Tirio had some pre-parade talk.  Kurtz’ husband Paul Minkus is on the Kurtzmobile.

Lots of candy was in the back of one of the GOP parade pickup trucks.

State Senator Dan McConchie had tee shirts that said "Vote for Dan!" in big letters on one side.

State Senator Dan McConchie had tee shirts that said “Vote for Dan!” in big letters on one side.

While I saw no tee shirts for Hillary Clinton in the Democrats’ parade entry, I found one for Trump on the GOP side of the parking lot.

Joe Wheeler wore a tee shirt supporting Donald Trump.

Joe Wheeler wore a tee shirt supporting Donald Trump.

State Senator Dan McConchie, who represents the eastern part of Crystal Lake, was the first Republican candidate or official to come into view.

State Senator Dan McConchie replaced Dan Duffy. He was injured in a motor cycle accident, which explain the wheels he used in the parade.

State Senator Dan McConchie replaced Dan Duffy. He was injured in a motor cycle accident, which explain the wheels he used in the parade.

State Rep. Barb Wheeler’s banner came next. Wheeler represents the Crystal Lake area from the CL Country Club north.

Supporting his wife Barb Wheeler by helping carry her banner is Joe Wheeler.

Supporting his wife Barb Wheeler by helping carry her banner is Joe Wheeler.

Behind Wheeler’s advertising was Pam Althoff’s truck.

One can see that the Republicans were strung out along Dole Avenue.

One can see that the Republicans were strung out along Dole Avenue.

The back of Althoff’s truck showed her “Common Sense” theme.

"Common Sense" is State Senator Pam Althoff's campaign theme.

“Common Sense” is State Senator Pam Althoff’s campaign theme.

Barb Wheeler must have been greeting so many people along the parade route that she fell behind her supporters.

Barb Wheeler runs.

Barb Wheeler runs.

McHenry County Board candidate Donna Kurtz came next.

The Kurtzmobile powered by husband Paul Mingus.

The Kurtzmobile powered by husband Paul Mingus.

Interrupting the Republicans was Democrat State Rep. Jack Franks’ entry.

Next came State Rep. Allen Skillicorn with his big elephant.

Bicyclists did tricks at the beginning of the Allen Skillicorn parade entry.

Bicyclists did tricks at the beginning of the Allen Skillicorn parade entry.

The candidate went from one side of Dole Avenue to the other greeting potential constituents.

After greeting people on the north side of the street, Allen Skillicorn headed to the south side.

After greeting people on the north side of the street, Allen Skillicorn headed to the south side.

The elephant loomed into view.

Allen Skillicorn's elephant certainly was an eye catcher.

Allen Skillicorn’s elephant certainly was an eye catcher.

Next sighted were Joe Tirio for Recorder of Deeds tee shirts and Republican candidate for County Board Chairman Mike Walkup.

Joe Tirio tee shirts, one being worn by the wife he won't hire, and Mike Walkup came into view.

Joe Tirio tee shirts, one being worn by the wife he won’t hire, and Mike Walkup came into view.

Separated from and behind the other Republican entries was that of McHenry County Board member Jeff Thorsen.

Jeff Thorsen was riding backwards in the back.

Jeff Thorsen was riding backwards in the back.

He was riding in the back of his vehicle, but his name was on the side.

Walking next to the vehicle in which Jeff Thorsen rode was Special Olympics Champion Brent Kampert, a Crystal Lake resident.

Walking next to the vehicle in which Jeff Thorsen rode was 2014 Special Olympics Silver Medalist in the 100 meter run Brent Kampert, a Crystal Lake resident.

Thorsen’s County Board running mate, John Reinert was marching with State’s Attorney candidate Patrick Kenneally’s contingent.


Comments

Republicans in the CL Independence Day Parade — 19 Comments

  1. Awesome to see all my McHenry County GOP friends.

    I am busy working on an explosive new blog, see you all come September.

  2. Let me know when you spot some Republicans.

    All these ex Union Teachers in Repub camouflage don’t count.

  3. I wanted to comment on the Hillary Clinton situation as compared to what Andy Zinke asked the FBI to do to me.

    Beginning in 2010, I began noticing that I was being followed everywhere I went.

    My wife was also followed.

    I noticed strange events taking place when I got on my computer.

    I won’t go into details, but let me tell you that when the FBI locks onto you, you won’t much like it.

    Then, when the FBI exhaustively investigated my entire life, (trust me, they can pull up any credit card transactions you had made going back to the first day you ever had a credit card.) they showed up at my home.

    The U.S. Attorney at the time, said I had done nothing wrong and the FBI was not going to arrest me.

    I realized they had nothing on me, I am not a criminal, BUT, I am learning WHO IS!!!

    Andy Zinke, your about to learn a real lesson about who knows what about you…….!

    See you all in September!

    Andy, have a nice summer because this fall, will be your fall!

    Pay backs are best served up cold…!

  4. SO, my point being, the FBI wasted ten months investigating me.

    The FBI let’s a high ranking political figure in our country, Hillary Clinton, off the hook even though the FBI admits she is guilty of several events that lend itself to possible harm the U.S. Government.

    Something really smells!

  5. Comey was previously the head of the drug cartel HSBC bank.

    He’s NWO globalist crap to the max.

    Did you expect anything else?

  6. The Clinton’s……. ” THE ENTITLEMENT DUO ”

    Glad to see a TRUMP shirt……….VOTE TRUMP !!!!

  7. “TRUST YOUR COMMON SENSE” … Taxpig RINO Althoff’s new motto? ……

    If voters heed actually heed her message, they’d boot her wide butt outa the do-nothing Senate.

  8. Loved the Trump shirt.!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Vote Trump to stop all this political crap.

    Oh and Cindy you so do not know what you are talking about.

    You are a complete nutball

  9. Thanks Patrick for being in the parade.

    It’s nice to see you care about the people by being there.

    You are going to be one great States Attorney.

  10. D J—Ex Union Teachers (Republicans) don’t count—

    Former teachers can’t be legislators?

    Perhaps you would prefer ALL lawyer legislature?

  11. Cal, You should have placed the pic of the horse dung next to the pic of tirios with Kurtz and her husband, it would be more appropriate!!, LOL!

    Hey, and Cal, When are you going to add transparency by requiring people who post comments that has to be done through their facebook account like NWH?

    rather being by anonymity?

  12. Union friendly left leaning Capitol Fax doesn’t require a Facebook account.

    Rich Miller rakes in a lot more revenue than McHenry County blog.

  13. With all the advertisement such as monarch senior care and scott milliman etc. plus Cals full time pension and his desire to be transparent should make him be the first in line to identify anonymity!

  14. Bring it on! I will identify myself as long as Everyone here has to do the same.

    Let’s be real here, You know if you did it this you would loose a lot of your hype

    Let’s Get Real Cal

    This is My Challenge To YOU!

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