Even since Jack Schaffer’s billboard company posted the sign you see here, State Rep. Jack Franks has been on the warpath to force him to resign from the Metra Board.
After Metra Executive Director Alex Clifford’s golden parachute was made public, Franks even called McHenry County Board Chairwoman Tina Hill to urge her to get Schaffer to resign.
Hill told me she asked Franks whether he knew that Schaffer has been the only one to vote against the retirement package. He did not, but still thought Schaffer should leave the Board.
Following a Chicago Tribune revelation that Metra Board Chairman Brad O’Halloran had been receiving $22,000 a year because he is an Orland Park Village Trustee, he resigned his position.
Both Schaffer and Franks were heard by phone of WLS-TV’s Ten O’Clock News.
Schaffer said O’Halloran’s resignation was “a start.”
Franks continued to call for the entire Board to resign.