Keven Craver has an interesting article in the Northwest Herald about the fight Democrat State Rep. Jack Franks had with former McHenry County Republican Party Chairman, State Senator and Metra Board member Jack Schaffer.
You see, Schaffer owns Liberty Outdoor Advertising.
During the 2010 election a billboard critical of Franks went up in the location on Route 47 closest to Franks’ legislative office.
Franks went ballistic about the billboard over the phone with a couple of folks involved. That’s what I’ve been told by multiple sources.
He has lost his temper with others on other subjects as well.
There were attacks on the House floor during the veto session immediately after the 2010 election.
The first article I wrote about Franks attacking Schaffer was in January of 2011, while the Metra Phil Pagano scandal broke in the late April.
The attacks on Schaffer began after the billboard appeared.
So, now Schaffer is not applying for reappointment.
And, according to the last paragraph of Craver’s story, Franks says the billboard had nothing to do with his calling for Schaffer’s removal from the Metra Board:
“While Franks has said his interest in the topic is based solely on good government, Schaffer has alleged that Franks is out to settle a score because Schaffer allowed an attack ad aimed at Franks to be posted on a billboard owned by Schaffer. Franks denies the allegation.”
Draw your own conclusions.