The courthouse closed at 4:30.
That was the deadline for 500 petition signatures to be filed with the Circuit Clerk’s Office.
(Don’t ask me why it wasn’t to be filed in the County Clerk’s Office. Some difference in the law undoubtedly and Jack Franks’ law firm surely did the research to point him toward the right office.)
When last seen by a friend of McHenry County Blog, the Democratic Party’s only McHenry County State Rep. was seeking voters to sign his petition to hold a referendum in front of his tent.
Earlier, two of his employees were soliciting signatures at locations not approved in the contract his campaign signed with the McHenry County Fair Board, for which they were admonished.
Undoubtedly Franks filed several times the number of petitions signatures needed to get the referendum on the ballot.
That number was 500.
People were being told by solicitors that signing would end cronyism in McHenry County.
When I heard that report, all I could think that if Franks were elected County Executive, it would shift cronyism from the Republican side of the political spectrum to the Democratic Party side.
Others suggested harsher consequences. Maybe they will add them in the comment section. (No personal attacks, please.)
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Franks filed 169 petition pages yesterday afternoon.