If you want to see how desperate Illinois Democrats are to keep enough Democrats in office to re-elect Mike Madigan House Speaker, consider the following fabrication:
Democrat Jack Franks, being challenged by Republican John O’Neill, is labeling himself “McHenry County’s Independent Voice.”
Of course, he won’t answer Tribune columnist John Kass’ question about whether he will support Mike Madigan for another term as House Speaker.
But Franks isn’t charging that O’Neill is a “pawn” of Mike Madigan.
Franks was campaigning in McHenry today.
But he wasn’t driving the snazzy Cadillac convertible he was the last time I saw him in Woodstock.
I thought he might have been at the Fun Fair being held at the McHenry West High School gym. But he wasn’t. I guess he was knocking on doors near John O’Neill’s precinct.
The Fun Fair had a McHenry Township Fire Protection District hook and ladder truck with ladder fully extended to attract attention.
The reason I was at McHenry West was for the swim meet between the McHenry Marlins and the Zion Dolphins.
I was selling pizza and pickles.
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