CL Independence Day Parade – Part 5 – Joe Tirio

A group of Republican candidates followed State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally’s entry.at Crystal Lake’s  Independence Day Parade on July 7th. Republican candidate for County Clerk, current Recorder of Deeds Joe Tirio was the first one. Next up was a jeep. Walkers … Continue reading

Crystal Lake Independence Day Parade Packs Pols at Front

The1.8 mile Crystal Lake Independence Day Parade was held on Sunday, July 2nd. It was about an hour and a half and featured elected officials and candidates near the front. Featured entries like the Crystal Lake Strikers, the Jesse White … Continue reading

Other Entries in CL Parade with Political Overtones

So far, McHenry County Blog has looked at five portions of the Independence Day Parade: Jesse White Jack Franks Patrick Kenneally Democrats Republicans Let’s look at other things with a political tinge. The first I noticed was the squad car … Continue reading

Kenneally Blows Away Opposition in CL Parade

There was an invasion of green-backed Patrick Kenneally for State’s Attorney folks at Crystal Lake’s Independence Day Parade. I looked and could see no sign of Jack Franks’ running mate, Jim Harrison, Kenneally’s Democratic Party opponent for McHenry County State’s … Continue reading

Jack Franks Still Running for State Rep. – Part 45

State Rep. Jack Franks brought his supporters to Crystal Lake for the July 3rd Independence Day Parade. It was the first time I have seen him in this parade. His State Rep. district contains precious little, if any, of Crystal … Continue reading

Jesse White Graces Crystal Lake Independence Day Parade

For the second time I can remember, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White drove the van for his Jesse White Tumblers at Crystal Lake’s 4th of July Parade. When the Tumblers came down Dole Avenue toward the First United Methodist … Continue reading

CL’s Independence Day Parade – 5

Part 5 of political aspects of the Crystal Lake Independence Day Parade. Here’s one with a political message from the Environmental Defenders: Next, came marchers for the new FoodShed Co-op. This group is trying to start a locally-based grocery store. … Continue reading

CL’s Independence Day Parade – 4

A continuation of Crystal Lake Independence Day Parade entries with a political tinge. The next entry with a political message was the one for Parents Friends of Lesbians and Gays. Catholic Parents marched with the group. The next entry with … Continue reading

CL’s Independence Day Parade – 3

More of the Crystal Lake Independence Day Parade. The Republican Party float followed the Walsh Freedom walkers. Many of those on and around it were also followers of Walsh. Tailing the Republicans was McHenry County Board Chairman Joe Gottemoller. The … Continue reading

CL’s Independence Day Parade – 2

We continue today looking at things political in Crystal Lake’s July 4th Parade–held on July 5th. McHenry County Board member Donna Kurtz rode on her Kurtzmobile. Her mother, former State Rep. and now District 155 High School Board member Rosemary … Continue reading

CL Parade Pols

Wondering whom I would be taking pictures of in Crystal Lake’s Sunday Independence Day Parade, I asked the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce for those considered political entries. Here’s what Chamber Exec Mary Margaret Maule provided: U.S. Senator Mark Kirk … Continue reading

Republicans Dominate CL Indpendence Day Parade – Part 3

As an intermission between Republican politicians, the Allegiance Color Guard from Dundee came marching by. Horses pulling a stage coach also added interest. A necessary component of any parade with horses is a place to put any horse apples. The … Continue reading

Republicans Dominate CL Indpendence Day Parade – Part 2

When we left Crystal Lake’s 4th of July Parade, the Crystal Lake Public Library entry had just passed. Next up was Congressman Peter Roskam. His wife Elizabeth was holding up one of his yard signs. Bruce Rauner’s and Randy Hultgren’s … Continue reading