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Photo Gallery: Politicians Parade on July 4th

Incumbents, challengers and open-seat aspirants greet the crowds on the Fourth of July.

Along with marching bands, floats and civic organizations, elected officials and those who aspire to be public servants flock to participate on Fourth of July parades throughout the area.

Deerfield’s parade was no exception. walked with a large group of supporters a number of spaces behind his challenger for the 10th District Seat, .

Dold needed a spot toward the end of Deerfield’s noontime event because he was coming from Glenview, which started its parade at 11:30 a.m., before heading to Northbrook, as did Schneider, at 2 p.m.

In addition to Deerfield and Northbrook, Schneider and Dold crossed paths in Vernon Hills. Dold also walked in Lake Bluff and Des Plaines while Schneider paraded in Highland Park and Glencoe.

Glenview’s parade had two members of Congress. In addition to Dold, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Evanston) greeted the crowd with a group of supporters. She also took part in the events in Arlington Heights, Skokie and Evanston.

In Deerfield, and participated in their last Fourth of July parade as members of the General Assembly. They both retire in January.

Contenders for both their seats walked the route shaking hands with voters. , a Democrat, and , a Republican, hope to win Garrett’s seat. Hopefuls for May’s position are Democrat of Highwood and Republican of Lake Forest.

Anne July 06, 2012 at 05:58 PM
Yea, and politician who sign pledges to people and not serve those that vote is so much better. Or better yet politicians who make fun of wounded veterans....yea Character counts for some.
Anne July 06, 2012 at 06:51 PM
Tea baggers need to get a life or maybe better yet go back and read about American History rather then "make stuff up" the partisan politics is doing nothing for anyone and those who believe that one party is better then another need to buy a clue. The racism and hatred exhibited by those who profess compassionate conservatism is neither compassionate or conservative. If I wanted to live in Greefield Indiana, the birthplace of the KKK I would be living there and not in Deerfield.
Joanie July 07, 2012 at 02:16 AM
Anne, it's a fourth of July parade story. Take a chill pill...
CK July 07, 2012 at 02:33 AM
Poor Anne. The KKK was founded in Pulaski, Tenn. Maybe she should read a history book instead of trying to "make stuff up". Better a tea bag than a wind bag.
Shelly Jaffe July 07, 2012 at 01:49 PM
Both David and Anne bring up valid points. As voters we need to start supporting people not party's. It is true that from a state perspective, Democrats are at fault for the disaster we call Illinois,. Still, blindly voting Republican isn't the answer. I am supporting Arie Friedman for State Senate because of his ideas and the fact he is not a career politician. Same reason I am supporting Jonathan Greenberg for State Rep. In Greenberg's case, his opponent has played a big role over the past ten years creating the mess we are in. It's common sense. I am undecided in all the other races, but one thing for certain is that I will be voting for the individual - not the letter next to their name. If we all did that we'd be in a much better place.

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