Illinois is one of those states where Democrats have done their best to limit competition by requiring large numbers of signatures on petitions.
For example, when I was first running for State Representative, I believe only 250 signatures were required.
I think it’s now 500 to get on the ballot.
Two seeking to serve in Congress were also passing petitions.
At the hilltop estate of Realator Michael Rein, there were candidates a plenty seeking petition signatures.
One I didn’t get a decent photo of was my State Rep. Tom Weber, whose petition I signed.
There was even a table where people didn’t have to interact with candidates.
Of course, people didn’t come to sign petitions.
They came to support two of the State Senators who represent McHenry County.
The food, a shrimp boil, was just the enticement.
Even candidates for office outside of the two honoree’s State Senate districts were in attendance.
When I took a picture of her shirt, as usual, I did not include her head.
I did not figure out she was a candidate until I pre-posted the shirt’s image as a “Message of the Day”
There was another candidate for State Senate.
So, she remains headless in this photo:
This is a property that the McHenry County Conservation District must lust for.
There was a big surprise for me.
Chirs Jenner, former McHenry County College Board President and, before that, a Cary Grade School Board member, who served as a Republican Precinct Committeeman, flew in for the weekend from Florida.
He said he came for the music and hoped to join the band later in the afternoon.