County Fair Politics and Religion

Took a swing through the McHenry County Fair this afternoon. Figured it would be cooler than tomorrow. Coming in the back door in the best air conditioned building, I spotted the McHenry County Citizens for Choice first. Across the aisle, … Continue reading

Tribune Dips into County Fair Dispute

The aborted attempt to segregate three Pro-Life booths, one three booth spaces wide, in what was originally labeled a “Faith Tent” had not received any mainstream media until Friday night at 6:45. That’s when the Chicago Tribune ran an article … Continue reading

County Fair Association Capitulates to Pro-Lifers

This letter was sent to the Thomas More Law Center: Thomas More Society 19 S. LaSalle St Suite 603 Chicago, IL 60603 Dear Mr. Olp, The Executive Board of the McHenry County Fair Association met on Friday, May 22, 2015 … Continue reading

More on the County Fair Isolation of Pro-Life Booths

A couple of days ago, I posted the Thomas More Law Center’s letter to the McHenry County Fair Association regarding the forced relocation of three Pro-Life booths. Now, I have come into possession of a description of two phone calls … Continue reading

Thomas More Society Complains to County Fair about 2015 Pro-Life Booth “Segregation”

The following letter from attorney Thomas Olp has been sent by the Thomas More Law Center to the governing body of the McHenry County Fair: The letter complains about religious-based Pro-Life organizations being relegated to a “Faith Tent” or building … Continue reading

McHenry County Fair Sets Up Faith Ghetto

The management of the McHenry County Fair apparently has a problem with religious-based exhibitors. The Association has notified a number of exhibitors with a religious bent that they will be removed from their past locations, where the general public walked … Continue reading

Political Aspects of the McHenry County Fair

Thursday afternoon I did my usual walk around the McHenry County Fair looking for things political. It’s an election year, so I was optimistic I would find a lot. The following are listed in order of my sighting them.  I … Continue reading

Slim Pickings for Political Watchers at the McHenry County Fair

It’s an off year for politics. The major partisan elections are next year. Maybe that’s the reason. Jack Franks’ tent is near the entrance, but he wasn’t there so I didn’t take a photo.  (Later I was told he was … Continue reading

McHenry County Fair Board Avoids Bad Publicity Engendered by Lake County Fair’s Initial Refusal to Allow Pro-Life Booths with Gestation Models

Last year Pro-Life forces had a powerful presence at the McHenry County Fair. A new group called Peter’s Net had large models of gestation. The models were so eye-catching that a commercial booth across the aisle which seemed to be … Continue reading

The McHenry County Fair – Political Angles

While the teen were exploring other parts of the McHenry County Fair on Friday, I went looking for things political. Democratic Party State Rep. Jack Franks’ tent was first.  It was closest to the free parking. Then,  I saw the … Continue reading