I made my annual trip to the McHenry County Fair Saturday afternoon looking for political aspects.
Coming in the back of the only air conditioned building, I saw the McHenry County Citizens for Choice.
Next was the McHenry County Republican Party’ s display.
The Democrats were in the opposite corner of the building.
Supporting the Second Amendment was Tonya Franklin. She had a Joe Tirio for County Clerk fan out front.
Next sighting was a tent sponsored by those supporting Democratic Party women for office.
I searched for the tent that Jack Franks has had for as long as he has held public office, but found nothing.
When I returned past the Women’s tent of the Democratic Party, another County Board candidate had arrived, Suzanne Ness (District 2).
Off to the nexr building.
There I found the Libertarian Party booth.
The second time through, I found the party’s candidate for Governor, Kash Jackson.
As I walked to the other side of the non-air conditioned building, I saw three Pro-Life displays.
First was one sponsored by 1st Way Life Center.
Right next door was the larger display sponsored by the Catholic Churches of McHenry County.
And down the aisle was Peter’s Net, a group that sued the County Fair Board when the Board tried to put all religious entries into a religious ghetto off the beaten track.
Fortunately, the Thomas Moore Society took up the cause of Peter’s Net.
After that intervention, the plot thicken in 2015. The Fair Board backed down.
Then it was back to the Republican booth where County Clerk candidate and others were handing out Joe Tirio fans, complete with his “iWontHireMyWife!” slogan.
A subsequent post will be about what I saw.