The premier gay newspaper in Illinois has featured McHenry County’s Jack Franks in an article with a picture The Windy City Times says was supplied by his office.
Franks is standing with teen hero Trevor Hall, who rescued another swimmer and whom, before Chicago Sun-Times intervention, Aurora Health Care was going to charge for his trip to the Kenosha hospital.
Also flanking Hall was Franks’ Canadian fishing buddy Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White.
The averted drowning took place in Lake County, well out of Franks’ district, but he issued a commemorative proclamation, according to the the TribLocal for that area.
Besides going fishing with Jesse White, Franks sponsored and got passed not one, but two House Resolutions (HR 874 and HR 904) praising the Jesse White Tumblers on their 50th anniversary.