Jack Franks’ Friday

It’s pretty amazing the information that flows in the direction of McHenry County Blog.

State Rep. Jack Franks (D-Marengo) was in Chicago Friday.

Anyone watching Chicago Tonight could have figured that out.

Friday was also the day that Franks reporting having $1,411,012 in the bank.

That’s after reporting spending $922,194 over the last six months.

How does a state representative spend over $5,000 a day?

Let’s take a look.

  • Chicago Legal Clinic ad book – $250
  • Chicago White Sox on April 29 and May 15
  • Computer maintenance from McHenry’s Scantek Office Systems – $1,636
  • Food from
    Gallaghers Steak – $195 on April 29
    Hebron’s Crandalls for $260 April 29
    Woodstock’s Aldi’s at $691 most of May 21
    K-Mart in Woodstock – $63 on Jan. 15
    Maggianos Little Italy Chicago – $3.523 on April 29
    Petterino’s Chicago – $2,157 on Jan. 13
    Shaw’s of Schaumburg – $549 on Jan. 13, March 10 and June 29
    Sunda of Chicago – $179 on May 15

  • Gasoline from Woodstock Marathon – $271
  • Invitation for fund raisers
    April and June from Harvard’s Ann Almgren at $300 each
    March from Woodstock’s Copy Express for $132
    April from Frye Williamson Press – $207

  • Insurance from
    Lake in the Hills’ Assurant Health for $672
    Pekin Insurance Company – $365
    Rockford Mutual Insurance Company – $1,779

  • Mileage for Jack Franks – $1,571
  • Office rented from Waukegan’s John Aiello for $1,158.75 a month
  • Office supplies
    Carol Stream’s HSBC Business Solutions – $367
    Marengo’s Hyperstitch Inc = $779
    K-Mart in Woodstock – $128
    Knuths Sport & Office Outfitters – $326
    Michaels Arts & Crafts Store om Crystal Lake – $164
    Office Deport in Woodstock – $2,887
    Quill – $331
    The Framery of Ridgefield – $164

  • Organizational Support
    Marengo-Union Chamber of Commerce – $180
    McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce – $195
    McHenry County Fair Association – $152
    McHenry County Lincoln Birthday Committee – $200

  • Parade expenditures (others may be listed under food)
    Harvard Milk Day – $250
    State Line Sign & Screen Printing of Genoa City, Wis. – $871

  • Phone service
    AT&T – $2,073
    T-Mobile – $610

  • Postage – $5,850
  • Promotional items from Capitol Promotions of Glenside, PA – $987
  • Salaries totaling$27,146 for
    Lori Borhart of Marengo – $1,548 on April 1
    Derek Bowen of Marengo – $490 on April 1
    Kelsy Bowen of Marengo – $420 on April 1
    Sharon Bowen of Marengo – $225 on April 1
    Walter Dembos of Woodstock – $512 on April 1
    Laura Joy Gibbons of Marengo – $220 on April 1
    Michael King of Lake in the Hills – $1,385, starting on April 1
    Margaret Kirkpatrick of Harvard – $1,817 throughout the six months
    Emalee Lehr of Harvard – $1,249 throughout the six months
    Amanda Orlandini of Lake in the Hills – $7,968 throughout the six months
    Myra Pleva of Marengo – $780 throughout the six months
    Joanne Prihoda of McHenry – $2,614 throughout the six months
    Courtney Schiesher of Huntley – $461 (most Feb. 19)
    Jolene Scott of Woodstock – $195 on April 1
    Geoffrey Vetter of Tempe, AZ – $382 (including milegae)
    Payroll tax to Castle Bank – $5,042
    Payroll tax to Illinois Revenue Department – $621
    Unemployment taxes – IDES – $158
    U.S. Treasury payroll taxes – $1,059

  • Sports team sponsorships
    Johnsburg Pigtail League – $300
    Marengo Union Girls Softball Association – $200
    McHenry Baseball Association – $200
    McHenry Pigtail League – $200
    Richmond Burton Baseball Association – $275
    Woodstock Girls Softball – $250
    Woodstock Little League – $300

  • Subscriptions
    Capitol Fax – $350
    Northwest Herald – $163

  • Miscellaneous
    Ice Cream Solutions of Granada Hills, CA – $183
    Party Creations of Springfield – $200

  • Vehicle (van) from Marengo Auto Group – $1,700
  • Web site, software, access – GpDaddy.com – $287

That doesn’t add up to over $900,000 because $350,000 investments in certificates of deposit are included in the total reported to the Illinois State Board of Elections.

For something as significant as the amount spend, read tomorrow’s article.

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The above photo of State Rep. Jack Franks on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight show is not from last Friday.


Comments

Jack Franks’ Friday — 2 Comments

  1. Are all those expenses out of his political slush fund, Supporters of Jack D. Franks?

    Isn't Lori Borhart Jack's legislative Chief of Staff? As such, wouldn't she draw pay for that duty? Is her political work her "second job"?

    What is Jack's pay as Representative for the 63rd District? And how much do his "expenses" run that are paid or reimbursed by the Great State of Illinois (us)?

    What's all that food for???

  2. What is it about McHenry County politicians and food? First, it was Lou Bianchi and the Wal-Mart fruit wheels. Now, it's Jack Franks and a potpourri of local restaurants. Geez, I thought Arkansas politicians were goofy for expending campaign cash on hand-held fans. Oh wait, Arkansas has campaign finance limits of $2,500 per donor, per election cycle. With campaign finance reforms in Illinois, it may be interesting to see Franks' future dining adventures. Happy Meals for everyone!

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