Political, Governmental & Religious Booths at the County Fair – Part 1

Took a trip to the McHenry County Fair Wednesday afternoon looking for things political. Of course, the Fair itself is a political entity–one that tried to banish Pro-Life and religious entries to a “Faith Tent,” but more on that later. … 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 Celebrate Non-Partisan Victories in Woodstock

It was pizza, cake and Joyce Story fudge that Republicans ate at the Woodstock VFW Thursday night. They were celebrating the accomplishments of Republicans who won non-partisan races, such as McHenry County College Trustee. Vice Chairman Andrew Gasser announced that … Continue reading

GOP Holding After Election Party April 16th

Although there are no partisan races on the ballot on April 7th, Republican Precinct Committeemen are distributing literature for various candidates. One of the goals of newly-elected Chairman Sande Salgado is to encourage participation in all elections. Here is her … Continue reading

Recent GOP Committeemen Appointments

It’s been a while since I looked for new appointees to the McHenry County Republican Central Committee by new-elected Chairman Sandy Salgado. Here’s what I found: ALGONQUIN 3 – Mickey Barnas (Resigned 7/27/14) ALGONQUIN 3 – Nate Gainer (Appt 7/27/14) … Continue reading

Two of Three Statewide Republicans Attend GOP Fundraiser

Saturday night’s Lincoln-themed dinner at the Holiday Inn had the best food I can remember being servced at such an event. The beef was tender and large. Any small talk came before the food was served or afterward, because speakers … Continue reading

Republican Party’s Fourth Quarter Finances

In the run up to the fall election, the McHenry County Republican Party spent $33,708.29 to elect its candidates. On October 1st, he GOP started with $37,876.24. $7,550 was donated during the last three months of the year. $33,708.29 was spent … Continue reading

Lt. Gov. Speaking to Lincoln Day Dinner Feb. 21st

Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti will headline the McHenry County Republican Party’s Lincoln Day festivities at the Holiday Inn on Saturday, February 21st. The dinner will start at 6:30. With Republican Precinct Committeemen taking a more active role in local elections than … Continue reading

GOP Christmas Party Wednesday Night at CL’s Cottage

The McHenry County Republican Party is throwing a party in Crystal Lake on Wednesday, December 17th, from 7-9. It will be held at The Cottage, located where the five streets come together.  (The official address is 6 E. Crystal Lake … Continue reading

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