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

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

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

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

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

New GOP Committeemen Appointed

Here is the first wave of appointments of people to fill precincts where people didn’t run for Precinct Committeeman.  They were appointed on May 19th. By law such appointments are made by the McHenry County Republican Central Committee Chairman, Sandra … Continue reading

NorWest Republicans Elect Officers

The NorWest Townships Republican Central Committee elected officers in the Woodstock VFW Monday night. The strangely-named group, which consists of Precinct Committeemen from the small townships from the southwest to the northeast corners of McHenry County, surrounds the more populated … Continue reading

Mark Daniel’s Slate Holding Pre-Convention Reception

Into my mailbox today popped an invitation from Republican County Chairman candidate Mark Daniel. He and his running mates John Jung for Vice Chairman Carolyn Schofield for Secretary Glenda Miller for Treasurer are holding a reception at D’Andrea’s prior to … Continue reading

Mark Daniel Sends Letter Asking for Support for His Slate

Coming the same day as McHenry County Republican Central Committeeman Mike Tryon’s letter endorsing him, Vice Chairman Mark Daniel wrote GOP Precinct Committeemen on behalf of his slate: Mark Daniels for Chairman John Jung for Vice Chairman Carolyn Schofield for … Continue reading