Shoveling Sh*t for the Elephant

I went to the second most liberal college in Ohio–Oberlin College. Besides its quality (ranked first in co-ed colleges by the Chicago Tribune in 1959) and manageable size (something over 2,000), it created the Mock Political Convention. I considered Northwestern, … 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 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

Melissa Denker Off, Will Parker & Jenna Wing On the Ballot for Republican Precinct Committeeman

Hearings by the McHenry County Officers Electoral Board were held on four challenges to Republican Precinct Committeeman petitions on Tuesday. In Dunham Township, the two candidates challenged each other’s petition legitimacy. The first was a challenge to incumbent Melissa Denker’s … Continue reading

Four Challenges to GOP Precinct Committeeman Candidates

Four challenges of petitions of people running for Republican Precinct Committeeman have been filed. Two are in one precinct, Dunham Township.  Dunham Township had not had a committeeman for years until Melissa Denker decided to run there. Now, William R. … Continue reading

“We Need to Infiltrate the Republican Party,” Joe Walsh Says – Part 4

Former Congressman Joe Walsh got around to practical politics in the concluding part of his Town Hall Meeting at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake last Saturday. “We need to infiltrate the Republican Party,” Walsh said. “Run for Precinct Committeeman.” … Continue reading

Slate Makes Itself Know in Algonquin Township

The long-rumored slate of Dan Shea Lowell Cutsforth Neils Kruse Bill Bligh popped up on some lawns recently. Shea and Cutsforth are currently on the Algonquin Township Board. Both voted to raise township salaries and, with the help of a … Continue reading