GOP Sends Pitch to District 6

The McHenry County Republican Party has mailed a postcard to residents in the Western part of McHenry County. Presumably similar mailings will arrive in the rest of the county. There is no contest for County Board in District 6 with … Continue reading

Republicans Roll Out NWH Advertising Campaign

On page five of Sunday’s Northwest Herald was the first of what must be at least several ads for GOP candidates paid for by the McHenry County Republican Party. It features gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner and Sheriff’s candidate Bill Prim. … Continue reading

Republicans Recruting Candidates for Local Office

This press release below from local Republican Party is too narrowly headlined. It is aimed at any Republican planning to run for any local office. All of those on the ballot next spring are non-partisan, but the actions of those … Continue reading

Rauner Visits Crystal Lake Again

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner visited his supporters in Crystal Lake Saturday afternoon at GOP Headquarters in the Crystal Lake Plaza. The appearance was designed to inspired those whom he hopes will be his “ground game” between now and the … Continue reading

Jim Oberweis Coming to GOP Fundraiser Tonight

State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka is not the only headliner coming to the Republican Party’s fundraiser tonight. U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis will also be there. The new Republican State Party Chairman, Tim Schneider, will also be in attendance. It … Continue reading

Political Aspects of the McHenry County Fair

Thursday afternoon I did my usual walk around the McHenry County Fair looking for things political. It’s an election year, so I was optimistic I would find a lot. The following are listed in order of my sighting them.  I … Continue reading

Salgado Names GOP Central Committee Coordinator

Sandra Salgado, Chairman of the McHenry County Republican Central Committee, took the opportunity of Monday’s Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee meeting to announce the appointment of Woodstock’s Amy Bozza as Central Committee Coordinator. She will presumably perform some of the … Continue reading

New GOP Precinct Committee Appointments, Resignations

Since the March primary election, newly-elected McHenry County Republican Party Chairman Sandra Salgado has appointed a number of Precinct Committeemen in precincts where no one ran for the office. They are listed below. (The township and precinct number is first, … 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

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

Republican Party Unveils New Web Site

Under the leadership of Sandra Salgado, the McHenry County Republican Party has unveiled its new web site. The front page features the speech that Salgado gave when the Crystal Lake campaign headquarters was opened. The web site is still under … Continue reading

Bruce Rauner Speaks to Volunteers in Crystal Lake

Volunteers for Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner gathered at the new McHenry County GOP Headquarters in Crystal Lake Saturday afternoon. Not only was Rauner present, but so was his candidate for Lt. Governor, Evelyn Sanguinetti. “This is our election,” he … 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

New Republican Headquarters in CL Plaza

The McHenry County Republican Party is holding a Grand Opening of its fall campaign headquarters on Thursday, May 29th, at #16 in the Crystal Lake Plaza. A reception will begin at 6:30 with a program beginning at 7:30. A ribbon … Continue reading