The McHenry County Republican Party held its annual Lincoln Day Dinner last nigth.
I had planned to attend, but had not fixed the date in my head.
When I received the information about Governor Bruce Rauner’s schedule for yesterday and it did not contain a Crystal Lake appearance, I joined my wife in watching Ironman.
The Northwest Herald wrote an article about the demonstration, barely mentioning that the Governor was at the Holiday Inn.
Except for the meeting at the Woodstock Opera
House to push his turnaround agenda during his first year in office, I don’t remember his being in McHenry County.
The NWH reporter said there were about 50 Democratic Party protesters–far fewer than the number who came to protest the Woodstock Square Trump rally the Saturday before.
One Republican wrote,
“The sheriff’s department did a magnificent job of containing the protests
“They kept them all off site out on the public right-of-way along the edge of the street.
“Inside you couldn’t even tell if they were there.
“Had you entered from a different direction you would have not known there was any protests at all.”
Some Friends of McHenry County Blog sent the following photos, but none of the protesters (if protesters would send me some pictures of their demonstration, I would be happy to post them):