CL Independence Day Parade – Part 7 – Donna & Rosemary Kurtz

Behind State Rep. Allen Skillicorn were Rosemary Kurtz and her daughter Donna. Donna is a member of the McHenry County Board and served on the McHenry County College Board previously. Rosemary Kurtz served as Crystal Lake City Treasurer, then beat … Continue reading

CL Independence Day Parade – Part 6 – Allen Skillicorn

State Rep. Allen Skillicorn came next. Delighting the children along the route were three cyclists doing tricks. Then came Skillicorn’s truck, complete with signs and trailing an elephant. Skillicorn supporters were handing out bubbly gum. At the tail end of … Continue reading

CL Independence Day Parade – Part 5 – Joe Tirio

A group of Republican candidates followed State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally’s Crystal Lake’s  Independence Day Parade on July 7th. Republican candidate for County Clerk, current Recorder of Deeds Joe Tirio was the first one. Next up was a jeep. Walkers … Continue reading

Looking at Reception of Joe Tirio’s Campaign Slogan “I Won’t Hire My Wife” at Milk Day Parade

Written by Woodstock’s Richard Rostron: Tirio campaign slogan a big hit at parade Except for feminist inclined to misunderstand I had the opportunity to drive a Patriot’s 2005 Corvette in a recent parade. That was awesome to begin with. What … Continue reading

Auditor Pam Palmer Gave Thumbs Down to Mary McClellan Request for Reimbursement for Parade Candy

Not only has McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan been denied reimbursement for fleece coats given to employees for Christmas presents, but former County Auditor Pam Palmer refused to approve parade candy and magnetic signs for reimbursement. A photo below shows … Continue reading

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