New signs have popped up in conjunction with signs supporting the re-election of Ersel Schuster and Diane Evertsen.
They feature the phrase
You Don’t Know Jack
Little doubt who the Jack is.
The phrase is used along with a message to “Vote No” on Democratic Party State Rep. Jack Franks’ pet fall project–the approval of a referendum that will add another layer on McHenry County government called a “County Executive.”
It is not a secret that I don’t think the head of county government should have the authority to spend $25,000 without prior County Board approval.
This is Illinois, after all.
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The phrase “You don’t know Jack” was popularized by the write-in candidate against Jack Franks, Joe Rosner.
The first time I saw the “NO” in know capitalized was during our campaign against the creation of the RTA. Opponents figured the more people knew about the Regional Transportation Authority referendum the more likely they were to vote against it. Our side lost by under 13,000 votes and no recount was allowed. Paper ballots were used. When it appeared the referendum would lose and the first Mayor Richard Daley was asked about such a possibility, his answer was, “Oh, I don’t know about that. We haven’t stopped casting the ballots yet.” One Chicago precinct in a ward voting about 60% in favor cast 100% of its votes for RTA. There were about 80 votes in favor, no votes against and 60 spoiled ballots.