Rauner Speaks to $100 a Plate Dinner for McHenry County GOP

The McHenry County Republican Party held its annual Lincoln Day Dinner last nigth. I had planned to attend, but had not fixed the date in my head. When I received the information about Governor Bruce Rauner’s schedule for yesterday and … Continue reading

Message of the Day – A Tee Shirt

This T-shirt was worn at the Republican Party’s Presidential Debate Party at the Johnsburg Moose on Monday night, but my intrepid camerawomen didn’t get a shot of it. It is still work sharing, don’t you think? Wearing the tee shirt … Continue reading

Republicans in the Lake in the Hills Parade

Yesterday, McHenry County Blog showed the Lake in the Hills Parade entry for Democrats. Today, let’s look at Republicans. An old truck carrying a sign for GOP State’s Attorney candidate Patrick Kenneally was first. Right behind off to the north … Continue reading

Pols on Parade in McHenry – Part 2

Yesterday, I told you most of what happened to me before the parade (one surprise to come later). Today, let’s look at the politicians courting voters in the McHenry Fiesta Days Parade. I had to walk through these poms each … Continue reading

The GOP State Convention

A couple of dozen McHenry County Republicans went to the Illinois Republican Convention in Peoria last weekend. The U.S. Senator Mark Kirk wing of the party seems to have stacked the Platform Committee. It voted to get rid of the … Continue reading

The Crowded Republican Christmas Party

OK, so this is way late. But the night of the McHenry County Republican Christmas Party had two events. That night there was the Christmas party at McHenry’s Marzano’s on Route 31 and a rock em, sock em, meeting of … Continue reading

28 Contested GOP Precinct Committeemeen Contests

Here are the Republican Precinct Committeemen who are running in contested races: RILEY TOWNSHIP MICHAEL SMYK KURT A SCHNABLE MARENGO TOWNSHIP PRECINCT 1 RICHARD KASZNIAK JOSEPH RANZINO MARENGO TOWNSHIP PRECINCT 3 DAVID WM ZIERER C A SCHENK GRAFTON TOWNSHIP PRECINCT … Continue reading

GOP Racking Up Some Large Pre-Event Donations

The McHenry County Republican Party’s annual fundraiser is being held at a hanger northeast of the Lake in the Hills Airport on Thursday from 6-8 with an entry fee of $50 unless one is a Precinct Committeeman, in which case, … Continue reading

CL’s Independence Day Parade – 3

More of the Crystal Lake Independence Day Parade. The Republican Party float followed the Walsh Freedom walkers. Many of those on and around it were also followers of Walsh. Tailing the Republicans was McHenry County Board Chairman Joe Gottemoller. The … 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

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

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

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