Dem Day Part I

A couple of pictures of the festivities surrounding Dem Day at the State Fair. In this post, I have two photos from the night before, or in other words, Tuesday, Aug. 18.

The first shot is of Boone's Saloon (RIP). Alas! Despite the change in traditional venues -- and the fact that we're in an off-year, the Sangamon County Dems still drew a pretty good crowd for their annual meet-and-greet fundraiser (sorry, no photos).

Later on, (after a number of other events), there was the reception at the Governor's Mansion for County Chairs -- this time warmly hosted by Gov. Quinn. Although the event was hosted inside for fear of rain, I must complement the Guv's team on the wonderful quality of the Italian sausage and brats!