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 Dominate CL Indpendence Day Parade – Part 2

When we left Crystal Lake’s 4th of July Parade, the Crystal Lake Public Library entry had just passed. Next up was Congressman Peter Roskam. His wife Elizabeth was holding up one of his yard signs. Bruce Rauner’s and Randy Hultgren’s … Continue reading

Campaign School Coming to Crystal Lake

A campaign school run by a top-flight training organization–The Leadership Institute–is holding a workshop at McHenry County College on October 19th.  The details are below: McHenry County Training: Date/Time: Saturday, October 19th | 8:30-4:00 Location: McHenry County College- Breakout Room … Continue reading

Politicians in the Johnsburg Saufen und Spiel Parade

Two previous posts have focused on the beginning of the parade, where all the village officials rode in Thunderbirds, and on the biggest contest in McHenry County, the race for Sheriff. After the Johnsburg Village Board members, the first politician … Continue reading

Young Republicans Oppose Richmond Gun Ban

A press release from the McHenry County Young Republicans: McHenry County Young Republicans Oppose Richmond Gun Ban McHenry County, Illinois… As we approach the celebration of our Independence Day, an alarming, yet reoccurring theme is being proposed among many small … Continue reading

Young Republicans Look for Company on Wonder Lake and Spring Grove Parade Routes on July 4th

This arrived today from the McHenry County Young Republicans: “We will be needing Parade walkers for the Independence Day Parades! “Please show us your support and come walk with us! Whether in one parade or all of them, it is … Continue reading

Harvard Milk Day Parade

One of these days I’m going to make it up to a Harvard Milk Days Parade. It’s always an enjoyable event. I had the best time in the late 1960’s when the McHenry County Young Republicans borrowed a baby (adolescent?) … Continue reading

Young Republicans Seek Volunteer Walkers for Crystal Lake Memorial Day Parade Monday

A press release from the McHenry County Young Republican Melissa Denker: “Parade season starts Monday at the Crystal Lake Memorial Day parade! We are finishing the final touches to our parade float this weekend. “We’re looking for volunteers to participate … Continue reading

Township Republican and MCC Candidates Address Young Republicans

Friday night,  candidates courted Young Republicans at the McHenry County Republican Party Headquarters, located in the “V” of the Crystal Lake Plaza. Larry Emery of Crystal Lake, a candidate for Algonquin Township Trustee was first up. He told of retiring … Continue reading

Young Republicans Meeting Friday Night at GOP Headquarters in Crystal Lake

Here are the details from Melissa Denker: “This month for our January Business Meeting, we are creating a presentation about the plans & goals of the McHenry County Young Republicans for the year of 2013. “It is an excellent way … Continue reading

Algonquin Founders Day Parade – Mainly Politics

He wasn’t at the front of the parade but the owner of Port Edward, Ed Woloweic, was the Grand Marshall. The parade took about an hour, truncated because of construction south on Route 31. Most of the politic entries which … Continue reading

Contested State Rep. Primary Candidates Appear in Crystal Lake – Part 2

This is the second article on the McHenry County Young Republicans 52nd District State Representative District Candidates’ Forum at Crystal Lake’s McHenry County College.  The first is here. Another interesting exchange involved abortion. Both David McSweeney and Daniele Rowe said … Continue reading

Contested State Rep. Primary Candidates Appear in Crystal Lake – Part 1

Nobody had a clue about one question asked by an audience member, so, before jotting down a few notes about what the three candidates said at the McHenry County Young Republicans Candidates’ Night, let me share the topic: “the corruption … Continue reading

“Two Guys and a Woman ” Call to Invite folks to 7 PM Candidates’ Night at MCC

This morning at breakfast at Andy’s Family Restaurant, my two companions told me of a robo-calls they had both received. Naturally, I asked what it had been about. One had hung up almost immediately and had no idea. The other … Continue reading

Saturday Night YR Forum for State Rep. Candidates Kent Gaffney, Danielle Rowe and Dave McSweeney

Last Saturday night at 7 the County Board candidates you see above gathered at McHenry County College to present their credentials and answer questions. Tonight, three aspirants to fill the full term of the late State Rep. Mark Beaubien will … Continue reading