Presidential straw poll a dead heat
Democratic nominee for president, Hillary Clinton, edged out GOP nominee Donald Trump in the McHenry County Historical Society's straw poll during Autumn Drive – but just barely. Clinton mustered 136 votes during the three-day festival in rural Woodstock, followed by 133 votes for Trump, 25 for Libertarian Gary Johnson and 11 for Green Party candidate Jill Stein.
The poll was part of a weekend full of activities at along Garden Valley Road, fueled by warm temperatures and the promise of one-of-a-kind bargains. Thanks to all those who dropped by the newly repainted 1885 Perkins Hall (the former Seneca Township Hall) at the corner of Franklinville and Garden Valley roads and patronized the the society's booth and that of our vendor partners. We appreciate your interest in history and local preservation.