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

Johnsburg Parade – Including Pol Report – 4

We move on to one of the larger and certainly most impressive political candidate entry in the Johnsburg Saufen und Spiel Parade today. It was upon me before I realized it was coming, as you can see from the first … Continue reading

Johnsburg Parade – Including Pol Report – 3

This third installment of Johnsburg’s Saufen und Spiel Parade starts with former Congressman Joe Walsh’s effort to honor our police officers. Walsh has been doing this since at least since a Memorial Day celebration at his Mundelein home that was … Continue reading

Johnsburg Parade – Including Pol Report – 2

After the Village Officials in the Johnsburg Parade came the Johnsburg High School Marching Band. And then came the partisan politicians. State Senator Pam Althoff, running for re-election, was first. Right behind Althoff’s walkers were those for State Rep. Jack … Continue reading

Johnsburg Parade – Including Pol Report

I attend McHenry County parades because politicians use them to try to gain name identification and support. Sunday I was at Johnsburg’s Saufen und Spiel Parade. The parade route was a long one. It went from the Village Hall down … Continue reading

Republicans Invited to March in Johnsburg Parade Sunday

This is from Steve Rooney, McHenry Township Republican Chairman: [Actually, Marengo has the last parade.] SAUFEN UND SPIEL Parade in JOHNSBURG. We will line up at 11:30 at the Village Hall, look for the GIANT ELEPHANT! Many Candidates and officials … Continue reading

Politicians in the Johnsburg Parade

With the new roundabout in Downtown Johnsburg, I parked north of the Community Club and walked toward the refreshment area. The first sign of politics was a Steve Reick sign on the back of a big red pickup. At the … 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

Sheriff Candidates’ Presence in the Johnsburg Saufen und Spiel Parade

Johnsburg’s Saufen und Spiel Parade was last Sunday. Parade entries by politicians are something like tea leaves to a fortune teller. Sometimes they give a view of the future. The McHenry County Sheriff’s race is the most prominent local contest … Continue reading

The Beginning of Johnsburg’s Saufen und Spiel Parade

There was no sun, but it was a great day for a parade in Johnsburg. The route was new, along Church Street this year. The temperature was in the low 70’s. People were in a party mode. When the first … Continue reading

Politicians in Johnsburg Parade – Part 2, McHenry County & County Board

Yesterday, you saw the turnout of volunteers for Democrat State Rep. Jack Franks, who was in Cuba, plus Republican State Senator Pam Althoff. Today we look at the other politicians who showed up–all Republicans. Right after the joint Franks-Althoff entry … Continue reading

Recognizing Police, Fire & Military at the Johnsburg Parade on 9-11

The next the last parade this year in McHenry County was in the Saufen und Spiel one in Johnsburg on Sunday, 9-11. As usual police and fire vehicles were in front. Next were Johnsburg Police Chief and I’m assuming an … Continue reading

The Politicians in the Johnsburg Saufen und Spiel Parade

First among the politicians at the Johnsburg parade was McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren. Unlike other parades, there were not four motorcycles accompanying him.  Usually there are two from the Sheriff’s Department and two from the McHenry County Conservation District. … Continue reading