Thursday in the Chicago Tribune, Democratic Party State Rep. Jack Franks lashed out at McHenry County Republicans who had the audacity to put up an opponent, John O’Neill, in last fall’s election.
The comments were in a story covering a bill to create an inspector general for the RTA, CTA, Metra and Pace..
Inexplicably it took nine months for Democrats to take any meaningful action after Metra Executive Director Phil Pagano committed suicide near his home in Crystal Lake.
Among those criticized as part of “a good old boy culture” were former State Senator Jack Schaffer and former County Auditor and McHenry & Illinois State GOP Chairman Al Jourdan, plus Don Udsteun, who was convicted and served time in Federal prison because of his actions while a Metra board member.
Schaffer and Jourdan were appointed by McHenry County Board Chairman Ken Koehler.
Franks’ best shot:
“No longer will the fox be watching the henhouse. We will have an independent inspector general overseeing these transit agencies.”