125 at Bill Prim Pig Roast

Selecting about the most northwest venue in McHenry County–the settlement of Lawrence northwest of Harvard–Republican candidate for Sheriff Bill Prim had a good crowd. One estimated the turnout at about 125 people at the House of Lawrence. In her introduction … Continue reading

Paul Schimpf, GOP Candidate against Lisa Madigan, Speaks in Crystal Lake

Retired Marine lawyer Paul Schimpf spoke to the Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee at McHenry County Republican Headquarters in the Crystal Lake Plaza last night. Schimpf was the advisor to the Iraqi attorneys who prosecuted Saddam Hussein. His best line … 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

Pro-Life Pig Roast Draws Two Congressmen, State Rep, Candidates

Last year, the premier political event in McHenry County was probably the annual Pro-Life Pig Roast at Irene Napier’s farm. All four gubernatorial candidates for the Republican nomination courted voters. No one running for statewide office came this year, but … Continue reading

State Chairman Addresses McHenry County Republicans

Tim Schneider, the new Chairman of the Illinois Republican Party revved up the troops, Tuesday night at the Woodstock VFW. Stan Bond, the State Central Committeeman from the 14th Congressional District (Randy Hultgren’s) and Brian Colgan, Peter Roskam’s 6th District Committeeman … Continue reading

Newcomers Sweep Grafton Township GOP Posts

Four newly-elected Republican Precinct Committeemen were elected to lead the Grafton Township Republican Party for the next two years. Their names and offices follow: Paul Serwatka – Chairman Matt McNamara – Vice Chairman Jeff Thorsen – Treasurer David McMorris – … Continue reading