Crystal Lake Independence Day Parade Packs Pols at Front

The1.8 mile Crystal Lake Independence Day Parade was held on Sunday, July 2nd. It was about an hour and a half and featured elected officials and candidates near the front. Featured entries like the Crystal Lake Strikers, the Jesse White … Continue reading

Message of the Day – A Tee Shirt

Found this T-Shirt at Johnsburg’s Saufen und Spiel Parade. The man wearing it was standing in front of Guns N Such watching the parade. The first letters in the words, “MEFC,” also stands for McHenry Evangelical Free Church. I got … Continue reading

Johnsburg’s Parading Village Officials, Employees, etc.

A Johnsburg Police Car signaled the start of the Saufen und Spiel Parade. A Sheriff’s car came next. The colors were borne in a truck driven by a member of the Polish American Legion Post 188. Most people stood in … Continue reading

Democrats Concentrate on Ray Flavin’s Campaign, Ignore Jack Franks in Second Parade

Watching for things political in the Lake in the Hills Parade on Saturday morning brought a surprise. The Democrats came first behind a banner of McHenry County State’s Attorney candidate Ray Flavin. All were wearing tee shirts supporting Flavin’s candidacy. … Continue reading

Republicans in the Algonquin Parade

Some of the Republicans in Algonquin’s Founders Day Parade have been covered in the article about the incumbents that rode in the dignitary part of the event. One, newly-appointed State Senator Dan McConchie, probably was in that parade element. But … Continue reading

Pols in the Algonquin Parade – Part 1

While McHenry’s Fiesta Days Parade was blistering hot last Sunday, Algonquin’s Founders Day Parade Saturday had a pleasant temperature, was cloudy and had a good breeze. In short, the day was comfortable. I parked near Port Edward, where dignitaries ate … Continue reading

Pols Missing the McHenry Parade

Democrats have gotten a lot of publicity in running County Board and countywide candidates for office. And replacing them when their first choices dropped out. McHenry has one of five pretty much “must appear” parades. The only Democrat with a … Continue reading

Pols on Parade in McHenry – Part 1

Or I could entitle this, “My very hot Sunday at the Fiesta Days Parade.” It started at a reception for Congressman Randy Hultgren hosted by Perry Moy, the owner of Plum Garden. Touring the room, I found lots of Republican … Continue reading

Other Entries in CL Parade with Political Overtones

So far, McHenry County Blog has looked at five portions of the Independence Day Parade: Jesse White Jack Franks Patrick Kenneally Democrats Republicans Let’s look at other things with a political tinge. The first I noticed was the squad car … Continue reading

Kenneally Blows Away Opposition in CL Parade

There was an invasion of green-backed Patrick Kenneally for State’s Attorney folks at Crystal Lake’s Independence Day Parade. I looked and could see no sign of Jack Franks’ running mate, Jim Harrison, Kenneally’s Democratic Party opponent for McHenry County State’s … Continue reading

Jesse White Graces Crystal Lake Independence Day Parade

For the second time I can remember, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White drove the van for his Jesse White Tumblers at Crystal Lake’s 4th of July Parade. When the Tumblers came down Dole Avenue toward the First United Methodist … Continue reading