Looking at Things Political at the McHenry Expo

There were three places to take pictures of things political Saturday:

  • Patriots United Breakfast featuring Turning Point USA’s Charlie Kirk at D’Andrea’s
  • McHenry Chamber of Commerce’s Business Expo< at West High School/li>
  • McHenry County Republican Party’s Lincoln Themed Dinner at the Holiday Inn

The easiest to get up is the Expo.

There were three displays by local McHenry entities.

Right on the left at the entrance was city government.

The City of McHenry's  booth at the Expo.

The City of McHenry’s booth at the Expo.


After the administrative side came the police department.
The McHenry Police Department's display.

The McHenry Police Department had staff answering questions.

Across the aisle and down a bit was the library district.

The McHenry Library District was decked out in tee shirts.

The McHenry Library District was decked out in tee shirts.


Then it was into the gym, where I found Perry Moy and his son Jason promoting Plum Garden. I’ll admit it wasn’t overtly political, but that’s what I discussed with the former McHenry County Board member and candidate for State Representative against Jack Franks.
Congressman Randy Hultgren traveled from the Patriots United Breakfast to the Expo.  Here he shakes hands with Perry Moy's son Jason.

Congressman Randy Hultgren traveled from the Patriots United Breakfast to the Expo. Here he shakes hands with Perry Moy’s son Jason.


I passed Nunda Township Supervisor Lee Jennings walking toward the entrance and asked if Nunda Township has a booth. He told it did not, but that he was hanging out at McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan’s space.

Nest up was State Rep. Jack Franks’ display.

Standing in the aisle in front of Jack Franks' booth was a woman wearing a tee shirt promoting him, but she asked not to be in the picture.

Standing in the aisle in front of Democrat Jack Franks’
booth was a woman wearing a tee shirt promoting him, but she asked not to be in the picture.


Right next door was the booth for Republican State Senator Pam Althoff.
McH Expo Althoff
McHenry County Recorder of Deeds Phyllis Walters had employees staffing a table at the end of the first aisle of the basketball court.
The Recorder of Deeds showed information that can be obtained in the office.

The Recorder of Deeds showed information that can be obtained in the office.


The next booth I saw offers services to women with unplanned pregnancies. It’s not overtly political, but since abortion is a hot-button political issue, I thought it worth taking a picture.
The 1st Way Life Center has an office in Johnsburg and an ultrasound machine.

The 1st Way Life Center has an office in Johnsburg and an ultrasound machine.


I turned around and there was the State’s Attorney’s booth.
McHenry County State's Attorney Lou Bianchi was having a discussion with a constituent.

McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi was having a discussion with a constituent.


Newly-elected County Clerk Mary McClellan was a couple of spaces away on the other side.
Standing in the aisle in front of her booth was McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan.

Standing in the aisle in front of her booth was McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan.


In the next aisle was the Sheriff’s Department.
The McHenry County Sheriff's Deputy was marking a paper with which those attending could enter a drawing.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy was marking a paper with which those attending could enter a drawing.


I turned the final corner and could see the recession is not over.

Instead of displays, there was empty space.

In past years, this aisle has been filled with exhibitors.

In past years, this aisle has been filled with exhibitors.


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Looking at Things Political at the McHenry Expo — 5 Comments

  1. No information about TIFs, unfunded pension liabilities, unfunded retiree healthcare liabilities, and bond debt payment schedules from any of the taxing districts?

    Where are those handouts?

    How about a Transparency Expo.

    The McHenry County Clerk should have detailed information about TIFs on its website.

    The Cook County Clerk does a much better job at TIF Transparency than the McHenry County Clerk.

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