Pols in the Algonquin Parade – Part 1

Part of the Algonquin Founders Day Parade crowd.

Part of the Algonquin Founders Day Parade crowd near Route 31.

While McHenry’s Fiesta Days Parade was blistering hot last Sunday, Algonquin’s Founders Day Parade Saturday had a pleasant temperature, was cloudy and had a good breeze.

There were lots of kids in the Algonquin Founders Day Parade. Here are only some of the Algonquin Jr. Golden Eagles.

There were lots of kids in the Algonquin Founders Day Parade. Here are only some of the Algonquin Jr. Golden Eagles.

In short, the day was comfortable.

Rebecca McCarthy dancers did the Charleston, among other dances on the Fox River Bridge.

Rebecca McCarthy School of Dance dancers did the Charleston, among other dances on the Fox River Bridge.

I parked near Port Edward, where dignitaries ate a free breakfast compliments of owner Ed Woloweic.

Instead of depending on catching the local elected officials during the parade, I shot photos of some of them in the parking lot and some as they drive out of it.

Sheriff Bill Prim was driving an old Ford.

Sheriff Bill Prim

Sheriff Bill Prim

Behind Prim was Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller driving the senior bus.

Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller

Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller

The Grand Marshall, Joe Tecson, was next, but since he was sitting on the other side of the car, here’s a photograph from the parking lot:

Algonquin Founders Days Parade Grand Marshall Joe Tenson.

Algonquin Founders Days Parade Grand Marshall Joe Teson.

Following was Village President John Schmitt.  My photo of him was out of focus, so it’s a good thing I took the one below in the parking lot:

Algonquin Village President John Schmitt

Algonquin Village President John Schmitt

Next came the Algonquin Village Trustees.

If their faces were so small in the long shots, I’ve posted ones from the staging area and the parade itself.

First Jerry Glogowski:

Algonquin Village Trustee Jerry Glogowski

Algonquin Village Trustee Jerry Glogowski re-stocked his candy container.

Next were Trustees Bob Smith and Brian Dianis:

Algonquin Trustees Bob Smith and Brian Dianis.

Algonquin Trustees Bob Smith and Brian Dianis.

The next car with a sign on its side was for Jim Steigert.  I didn’t get a good shot of him in the parade, so here is the one I took earlier.

Jim Steigert

Jim Steigert

Trustee John Spella was handing out candy.

Algonquin Village Trustee John Spella handed out candy.

Algonquin Village Trustee John Spella handed out candy.

Although I didn’t see him leaving the parking lot, Algonquin Village Clerk Gerald Kautz was in the parade.

Algonquin Village Clerk Gerald Kautz

Algonquin Village Clerk Gerald Kautz

Then came McHenry County Board member Yvonne Barnes.

Yvonne Barnes in the parade.

Yvonne Barnes in the parade.

County Board member Donna Kurtz followed Barnes in the parade route.

Donna Kurtz

Donna Kurtz

McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan’s unit in the parade:

Mary McHenry Clerk Mary McClellan's entry in the Algonquin Founders Day Parade.

Mary McHenry Clerk Mary McClellan’s entry in the Algonquin Founders Day Parade.

County Treasurer Glenda Miller was next.

Glenda Miller

Glenda Miller

Kane County Board member Mary Auger followed Miller.

Kane County Board member Mary Auger gets ready to toss some Tootsie Rolls.

Kane County Board member Mary Auger gets ready to toss some Tootsie Rolls.

Kane County Circuit Clerk Tom Hartwell, who is also the Kane County Republican Party Chairman, drove his own car.

Kane County Circuit Court Clerk Tom Hartwell.

Kane County Circuit Court Clerk Tom Hartwell.

Dundee Township Assessor Michael Bielak was next.

Dundee Township Assessor Michael Bielak

Dundee Township Assessor Michael Bielak

The final dignitary was Lake in the Hills Village Trustee Paula Yensen. Note that the sign she is using in her run for County Board has the office name taped over.

Lake in the Hills Village Trustee Paula Yensen

Lake in the Hills Village Trustee Paula Yensen

More tomorrow.


Comments

Pols in the Algonquin Parade – Part 1 — 10 Comments

  1. Everything about Donna Kurtz is weird.

    Is it a self-conscious, intentional shtick?

  2. Semper clerks husband is not

    An elected official you should walk likely as he is not subject to being scrutined as elected official therefore you are subject to being disclosed from your stage name and charges of slander and or defamation so maybe you should ask cal to remove your comments

  3. I understand that the car Sheriff Bill Prim was driving belongs to one of the police chiefs and was invited to drive it.

    It DOES NOT belong to Prim or the Sheriff’s Office.

  4. Was Clerk McClellan egged or even booed along the way given her office’s abysmal performance in the last election?

    If not, why not!

  5. Noticed McHenry County Clerks husband was absent. Probably is best seeing he works for his wife at the Clerk’s office and there is a SEXUAL HARASSMENT COMPLAINT lodged against him !

    “Sexual Harrassment Complaint Filed Against McHenry County Clerk’s Husband”
    http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2016/06/17/sexual-harrassment-complaint-filed-against-county-clerks-husband/

    Here’s the link to the article on the Clerk herself being sued for assault!
    http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2016/04/29/county-clerk-mary-mcclellan-sued-assault/

    When all is said and done with this Clerk’s term, I wonder how much money SHE AND HER HUSBAND will have COST TAXPAYERS?

  6. Paula’s sign was taped due to Founder’s rules of no politics and she honored those rules.

  7. On.

    A good note Donnna Kurtz is weird maybe tha is why she gets along with the. New weird group of 6 on the county board and no one seems to notice because birds of a feather flock together.

  8. Why didn’t GAS BAG GASSER march with the rest of the politicians?

    How could you miss him Cal Skinner?

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