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 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

Lou Bianchi Shares His Vision of the Future of the McHenry County Republican Party

At the Thursday night Grand Opening of the fall Headquarters for the McHenry County Republican Party, State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi gave a short speech. He was introduced by McHenry County Republican Chairman Sandra Salgado. You can read it below: The … Continue reading

GOP Faithful Introduced to New Headquarters

It’s in the Crystal Lake Plaza next to the Irish Store and it’s big. How big? Big enough that pretty much every statewide candidate could have his own office.  (I can also see State Rep. Barb Wheeler operating the south … Continue reading

2nd Ethics Complaint against Andy Zinke Dismissed for Lack of Sufficiency

Undersheriff Andy Zinke was taken off the ethics hook for a second time before the McHenry County Ethics Commission Thursday afternoon. Former Sheriff’s Deputy Zane Seipler filed the complaint along with evidence of Zinke having had his photo taken in … Continue reading

Tribune Writes Up Sheriff’s Race

Friday after Tuesday’s election, the Chicago Tribune published a story about the Bill Prim-Andy Zinke Sheriff’s contest. At one point far into the article reporter Bob McCoppin focused on the impact of bloggers. Lou Bianchi answered, “Did bloggers have an … Continue reading