Now that Democrat State Rep. Jack Franks has dumped the Spring Grove precincts he lost to Republican John O’Neill, Franks has no need to press the flesh prior to the next election.
When you’re part of the majority, a representative can keep the parts of his district where he did well and get rid of the precincts he lost.
So, Spring Grove is no longer in Franks’ new 63rd state representative district.
And Franks is skipping the parade. Nothing else on his schedule on Independence Day.
John O’Neill, however, will be in the parade.
I checked with him and he says he plans to be in the Spring Grove parade on July 4th.
He will be there for Ray Chevrolet in Fox Lake and wants everybody to know that when you are looking for a vehicle,
“If you want a deal, see John O’Neill.”
Hmm, whom would I rather have represent me in Springfield, a lawyer or a car salesman?
And in Congress, Melissa Bean or Joe Walsh?
And as President, Barack Obama or some Republican?
I’ll keep my John O’Neill bumper sticker.