Politics at the McHenry County Fair

I made my annual trip to the McHenry County Fair Saturday afternoon looking for political aspects. Coming in the back of the only air conditioned building, I saw the McHenry County Citizens for Choice. Next was the McHenry County Republican … Continue reading

GOP Seeks Volunteers for Next Week’s McHenry County Fair

A message from McHenry County Republican Party Chairman Diane Evertsen: McHenry County Fair The McHenry County Fair will open at noon on Tuesday, July 31st and run through Sunday, August 5th. The Republican Party will have our booth in Building D (the air conditioned one!) … Continue reading

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

Political, Governmental & Religious Booths at the County Fair – Part 3

Going outside the exhibit halls is a bit like looking for free range chickens. The first “non-caged” political entity was the Huntley Area Tea Party tent. The group was conducted a penny presidential poll. I was told there was a … Continue reading

Political, Governmental & Religious Booths at the County Fair – Part 2

I left the air conditioned building and ventured into the fall-back location for the Faith Tent people across the road from Skinner’s (no relation) carnival. This is where the Environmental Defenders were last year. It was hot. I made a … Continue reading

County Fair Fills a Tent

The McHenry County Board may have failed in its effort to corral all the faith-based exhibits in a “Faith Tent,” (see “County Fair Association Capitulates to Pro-Lifers“. But the Environmental Defenders reports that environment exhibitors will be grouped together in … 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