Overlooking the Fox River is the estate of Realtor Michael Rein (not to be confused with Coroner Michael Rein).
Late Saturday afternoon not two, but three State Senators were on the former Indian gathering ground near suspected Indian burial mounds.
Syverson showed the new map which takes in almost all of Grae Buehler and Grafton Township Republican Party Chairman Orville Brettman.
Senate Republican Leader Dan McConchie was holding court.
There was one gubernatorial candidate at the event, Gary Rabine.
McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Keannelly was squiring around two judical candidates.
Lake County Circuit Judge Daniel Shanes is running for the Republican nomination for the new Illinois Supreme Court seat carved by Democrats this year containing Lake, McHenry, Kane, Kendall and DeKalb Counties.
Running in the same area for Appellate Court Justice is Kane County Circuit Court Judge Dusan Clancy Boles.
Only one of the members of the Illinois House whose districts overlap those of Senators Wilcox and McConchie were in attendance. That was Chris Bos , who represents the easter portion of McConchie’s district.
Others in attendance included Barrington Township Republican Committeeman Peter Kopsaftis and Algonquin Township Road Commissioner.
Pro-Life lobbyist Ralph Rivera came to the event, as did Coroner Michael Rein.
Besides the Algonquin Township Road Commissioner, Trustee Theresa Froncza attended.
So did McHenry County Board member Jeff Thorsen.
In front of the grill was a sign thanking those who gave more than the $30 admittance fee.
I picked up a new bit of political information from the man who wanted to run against Democratic State Representative Gary Daugherty.
In the second revision of the Democrats’ legislative may for 2022-2030, his home has been moved out of the district where Ness lives.
So, now two candidates who wanted to run against Ness find their homes in an adjoining State Rep. district.
The first was McHenry County Board member Carolyn Schofield, the person whom former State Rep. Allen Skillicorn refused to step aside for when he decided to move to Arizona.
Skillicorn managed to beat Schofield twice, the first time when another candidate with a similar political base–Lakewood Village President Paul Serwatka withdrew his GOP primary candidacy pretty much at the last minute–and last spring when there was a one-on-one race.
Skillicorn lost only narrowly to Ness, despite House Democrats having run the equivalent of a congressional campaign, complete with television ads.
With another event to attend, these were the yard signs I saw from where I had parked my car.
I’m told that Robb Tadelman, running for the Republican nomination for Sheriff, arrived after I left.
His campaign sent this photo:
I joined a small caravan of vehicles headed to the McHenry County GOPac fundraiser in Grafton Township.
I can’t remember any past political fundraiser that has used signs to promote an event.