So far, McHenry County Blog has looked at five portions of the Independence Day Parade:
Let’s look at other things with a political tinge.
The first I noticed was the squad car from the Sheriff’s Department.
This year a deputy was driving the vehicle.
Next up were City of Crystal Lake politicians.
It was moving so fast I couldn’t make it to the other side to get the council members facing north.
After Republicans and Democrats came marchers for the Crystal Lake City Library.
Why is that political?
Because library supporters want a new library.
That would require a referendum, unless the City Council is winning to use its Home Rule power to borrow the money needed without a referendum.
Perhaps the clean-up crew below should have been one of the political entries.
It reminded me of carrying a snow shovel behind Tuffy, the elephant, during the late 1960’s when I was President of the Young Republicans.
Some can say they have carried water for the elephant; few can say they have shoveled dung for the elephant.
Next came the entry of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.
Many carried signs about the Orlando massacre.
Former Congressman Joe Walsh’s Walsh Freedom group came next.
Last year, it was grouped with the Republican Party, but there were so many, organizers thought they be in a separate entry.
As last year, they passed out “Thank You Blue” buttons.
Usually there are two members of the Crystal Lake City Council marching with the Crystal Lake Strikers, Mayor Aaron Shepley and Councilman Brett Hopkins.
Councilman Hopkins is on the front row, but I don’t know where Shepley is.