The Family PAC Cruise

Paul Caprio’s Family PAC cruise is my favorite fundraiser. It’s not just the chance to meet with conservatives from around the state. It’s the views from the boat. Those two reasons are why I have attended 24 of the 25 … Continue reading

Family PAC Cruise Features Allen West

During the two years after the Tea Party election of 2010, two spokesmen arose. One was McHenry County Congressman Joe Walsh. (His wife Helene was present; Walsh was on his WIND talk show.) The other was southeast Florida Congressman Allen … Continue reading

Two Gubernatorial, AG and State Treasurer Candidates Speak to McHenry County Republican Reformers’ Rally

I’ve been to a lot of Republican Party functions since I came back from Washington to run for McHenry County Treasurer in the spring of 1966. The meeting at the Woodstock VFW Thursday night, however, had more energy than any … Continue reading

Bob Grogan Headlines Minimalist Meeting of McHenry County Republicans

Maybe a fourth of the members of the McHenry County Republican Central Committee met at d’Andrea’s in Crystal Lake on Monday night. Chairman Mike Tryon chaired the meeting, reveling in revealing that Governor Pat Quinn only paid a $4,000 property … Continue reading

Chris Lauzen Has 700 at Fund Raiser

Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen continues to be able to pack ’em in to his annual fund raiser. 700 was the approximate count of those who enjoyed the bar-b-cued pork chop and chicken dinner, complete with corn on the … Continue reading

Family PAC Cruises Lake Michigan

My favorite fund raiser of the year is the cruise put on by Family PAC every summer. On the drive down to Chicago, it was raining and 65 degrees. We feared for the worst, wondering if the boat would have … Continue reading

Topinka, Rutherford, Dillard, Brady Headline McHenry County GOP Play Day

While all four Republican candidates for Governor were expected to make appearances at the McHenry Country Club Wednesday, only three turned up.  Missing was Bruce Rauner. Bill Brady made a late morning appearance well before the four o’clock cocktail hour … Continue reading