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 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

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

McHenry County Ethics Commission Will Hear Complaint about Undersheriff Andy Zinke’s Using Office Email for Political Purposes

I mailed the complaint last week and the McHenry County Ethics Commission will hold its hearing next Thursday: The ETHICS COMMISSION has scheduled a meeting for Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. to conduct a hearing to determine sufficiency … Continue reading

CL Police Report Holiday Enforcement Results

A press release from the Crystal Lake Police Department: The Crystal Lake Police Department Completes the Independence Day Crackdown to Save Lives The Crystal Lake Police Department recently has completed its participation in the Illinois Department of Transportation’s (IDOT) Sustained … 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