Conservative Gala eyes Hinsdale schools: Flyer
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Conservative Gala eyes Hinsdale schools: Flyer

It is unclear how the proceeds will be used to support Hinsdale counties.

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HINSDALE, IL – A Hinsdale-based conservative group is hosting a gala and riverboat cruise in Chicago this fall, saying it promotes “traditional family values ​​and common sense leadership.”

According to a flyer promoting the “All Aboard for the School Board” gala, proceeds will benefit Hinsdale High School District 86 and Hinsdale School District 181. Tickets are $495 each.


The flyer says the host group is Concerned Parents Illinois. One of the hosts and the listed contact is Kristina McCloy, a Hinsdale resident and Downers Grove Township trustee.

It is unclear whether Concerned Parents Illinois is the same group as the political action committee led by McCloy, Concerned Parents, which is registered with the state elections board.

In its status document, the committee states its purpose is to “support candidates for school boards and other offices and political committees.”

The flyer did not include any information about how the proceeds from the gala would be spent. School board elections will be held in April.

Patch left email messages Tuesday for McCloy and her husband, William McCloy, treasurer of the political action committee.

Kristina McCloy also manages the Facebook page Concerned Parents of Hinsdale. Earlier this year, she claimed on the page that schools were covering up the problem of African-American children attacking white children.

The gala will take place on September 6 at the London House in downtown Chicago. The flyer promises “an unforgettable evening of exquisite cuisine, inspiring speakers and first-class entertainment.”

“Your support will allow us to continue our mission to create a better future for our children,” the flyer read.

In addition to McCloy, the hosts listed are Caroline Flanagan, Lauren Kavanaugh, Angela Mainu, Paige McNaul and Lyubov Roseri. Flanagan, Kavanaugh and McNaul each gave $1,000 to the political committee.

Last fall, McCloy was appointed to a vacant seat on the Downers Grove Township board, which includes parts of Hinsdale, Darien and Burr Ridge, as well as other towns. Her seat is up for election in April.

In a story last month, Patch reported on some of McCloy’s comments on her Facebook page. She wrote about “our open border,” “transgender boy,” “grooming” and “woke gender ideology.”

She did not answer Patch’s earlier questions.