On my way to McHenry County Board member John Hammerand’s fundraiser, I saw another Liberty Outdoor billboard advising voters who vote for Democrat Jack Franks that they are voting for House Speaker Mike Madigan to continue his reign over the Illinois political arena.
The event was held at the Old Mill Inn near the dam that holds back the recreational waters of Wonder Lake.
It’s a cozy establishment, now offering slot machines.
Former State Senator and McHenry County Republican Party Chairman Jack Schaffer was there.
So was newly-elected McHenry Township Republican Party Chairman Steve Rooney.
Former Executive Director of the County GOP, Geri Davis, was in attendance, as was McHenry County Recorder Phyllis Walters.
McHenry County Board members Donna Kurtz and Mike Walkup were sighted, as was Hammeran’s running mate Chuck Wheeler.
Republican candidate for County Treasurer Glenda Miller drove over from Harvard.
The slot machines drew the attention of a couple of those in attendance.
One interesting tidbit came from a 94-year old woman who moved to Wonder Lake in the 1930’s. Her first tax bill was $5, the same as her subdivision dues.