Patrick Kenneally Fundraiser at Three Oaks Recreation Area – Part 2

There was more mingling, but from the photos I took, it appears I was more interested in talking to  McHenry County Board members. Having been told Thursday night that a Request for Qualifications for a firm to seek companies interested … Continue reading

Democrats Fill 72 Precinct Committeeman Slots

My analysis of the information published by the McHenry County Clerk (see below) may off here or there, but what I found shows a tremendous effort on the part of the Democratic Party to build an infrastructure at the precinct level. … Continue reading

McHenry Fiesta Days Parade Participants March Through the Rain

The McHenry Fiesta Days Parade was almost over, but I was still hanging around to see if the Republicans would have an entry. As rain and, then, hail began an entry of liberals appeared supporting universal health care. They wanted … Continue reading

GOP Recommends Either Dave Stieper or Ralph Sasso to Replace Andrew Gasser on County Board

A press release from McHenry County Republican Party Chairman Sandra Salgado: County Board Vacancy District 1 The McHenry County Republican Party is excited to announce our two candidate nominees for the County Board vacancy in District 1. Mr. Gasser served … Continue reading

Head of Republican Party Endorses “Real” Republicans

Three years ago insurgent Republicans captured control of both the McHenry County Republican Central Committee and the McHenry Township Republican Central Committee. This year remnants of the prior regime, still holding office in McHenry Township failed to obtain the GOP … Continue reading

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