Republicans Dominate CL Indpendence Day Parade – Part 1

Readers know that my primary reason for attending parades is to look out for political implications. But what gave me the biggest kick was the Crystal Lake Strikers playing “Wipe Out” in front of the First United Methodist Church. There … Continue reading

Politicians Appear at Crystal Lake’s Independence Day Parade

A statewide official, two congressmen, one county official, three candidates for McHenry County Sheriff, three County Board members and Crystal Lake City Council members were spotted at Sunday’s 4th of July Parade. I spotted signs for two state legislators, but … Continue reading

Bill Prim’s Sheriff’s Campaign Moves to Wonder Lake for 4th of July Parade

The Bill Prim for Sheriff Committee reports that forty volunteers were in the Wonder Lake 4th of July Parade. The campaign sent a number of photos, including ones of dune buggies. Look at a couple below: The float had people … Continue reading

Young Republicans Look for Company on Wonder Lake and Spring Grove Parade Routes on July 4th

This arrived today from the McHenry County Young Republicans: “We will be needing Parade walkers for the Independence Day Parades! “Please show us your support and come walk with us! Whether in one parade or all of them, it is … Continue reading

The Politicians at Crystal Lake’s July 4th Parade

OK. You got me. It’s July 3rd. And it wasn’t sweltering hot.  I found the shade most of the hour and a half 90-something entry parade. The biggest political entry was Congressman Joe Walsh’s. He followed Congressman Don Manzullo and … Continue reading

Walsh Campaigning in New 14th Congressional District

It is unclear where Congressman Joe Walsh will run for re-election.  It is clear he will run somewhere. But, he has announced that he will run for re-election. Walsh now shares McHenry County with veteran Congressman Don Manzullo. His district … Continue reading

Patriots on Parade

There were lots of patriotic entries in Crystal Lake’s 4th of July Parades, but the most elaborate was that of Patriots United. A soaring American Eagle was the leading edge of the float. A non-partisan group that has sponsored public … Continue reading

Policies on Promoting Sheriff’s Name Varies

While we were in Hoboken, New Jersey, sitting in the Giant Wash Laundromat, I bought the local dead tree publication. Washington Street is a delightful Italian neighborhood and, except that the apartment buildings are five stories high, it reminded me … Continue reading