When I started writing the article on Jack Franks parading in Johnsburg, I mis-titled it “Democrats on Parade.”
It wasn’t until I looked at the pictures following his that I realized the highest ranking Democrat had separated himself from other members of his party with a snowplow from the McHenry Township Highway Department.
After the truck and Road Commissioner James Condon, elected as an Independent, came a contingent dedicated to State Senate candidate Mary Mahady.
Mahady herself was behind her banner.
I told her again that I was willing to publish any press rele3ase she sent me.
Behind her was a vehicle with her yard sign on the door.
Behind Mahady’s contingent came the McHenry County Democratic Party’s banner.
Right after the Democratic Party banner were banners for congressional candidate Lauren Underwood and County Clerk candidate Andrew Georgi.
Next came a truck with a big “VOTE” sign in front of its radiator.
The Blue Wave trailer was almost the last part of the Democrats’ presence.
Bringing up the rear was a strong supporter of Underwood.
The Republican man and woman next to me asked the man why the Democrats were not carrying America Flags.
He replied that his parents were buried in the St. John’s Cemetery.
The husband pointed out that his wife’s grandparents were buried there.
Then the Underwood supporter was challenged on abortion by the Catholic couple.
He tried to hand her an envelope with “AJesuit Speks on Pro Lige,” which was refused.
I took it instead.
It contained a reprint of a perspecitve piece by someone named Thomas Reese. It had the left hand part of the first column cut off.
The Libertarian Party entry came next.