Patriots United is hosting an October 18th event that will put proponents against opponents of the County Executive form of government.
State Rep. Jack Franks (D-Marengo) proposed a referendum to fundamentally change the form of county government.
Some think it’s part of a hot feud with McHenry County Board Chairman Ken Koehler, who refused to give Metra Board member Jack Schaffer the bum’s rush when Franks called for all Metra Board members to resign after the Phil Pagano scandal.
Others think it is because Franks took high offense at the billboard posted by Schaffef’s billboard company, Liberty Outdoor, as close to Franks’ office on Route 47 as possible when John O’Neill was running against Franks for State Rep. in 2010…that the feud with Koehler started there.
In any event, the McHenry County Republican Party’s failure to run a candidate against Franks gave him room to play and he decided to take on county government and create a post that he just might end up having a personal interest in.
Not just keeping options open, but creating a new one.
So, put October 17th on the calendar, 6-9 at MCC.