Republicans Still Recruiting for Algonquin Founders Day Parade

Algonquin Township Republicans seem to be preparing to rub incumbency in the noses of McHenry County Democrats.

The Algonquin Founders Day Parade folks have this interesting, but long-standing rule saying that candidates campaign be in the parade.

The organizers don’t want it be political, don’t you know?

I wrote about that two days ago. (I did manage to circumvent the rule, by the way, and, after the parade I may reveal how.)

From this photo provided by McHenry County Democrats, the rule was apparently not enforced in 2006.

Here is a second email from Algonquin Township Central Committee Chairman Karla Dobbeck. Compare it with her first and see if you can see the shift in emphasis.

Good Morning,

Just in case you have not caught the article in today’s NW Herald, we will be walking on Saturday in the Founder’s Days parade on behalf of our local, state and national Elected Officials. Please don’t wear your Energized Republican shirt – all of the elected officials have shirts and a proper one will be available to you!

We will be meeting at St. Margaret Mary school (formerly Eastgate) around 10:00. If you want to park in town or at Port Eds, it will probably be easier for you to get back to your car after the parade is complete. Step off is at 11:00 and all Elected Officials are welcoming walkers!

Then, at 2:00 PM, please join McHenry County Central Committee for a Bar-B-Que as we officially open our new campaign headquarters on Northwest Highway across the street from Target. Many elected officials and dignitaries will be on hand to help us celebrate and your presence is most requested!

If you have a chance to check out the aforementioned article on line, quite a stir and some enjoyable reading!!

Thanks and see you Saturday –


The sign for McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi, seen here in McHenry’s Fiesta Days Parade last weekend, ought to make the cut in Algonquin. It doesn’t say, “Elect,” anywhere.

CORRECTION; A friend of the blog with better eyes than I called to say the Bianchi sign has “RE-ELECT” on it. So, I guess that will have to be covered up to meet Algonquin’s rules.

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