To no one’s surprise the Northwest Herald has endorsed incumbent Democrat Jack Franks for re-election to a ninth term as State Representative.
No mention that he has long ago broken his three term limit pledge of 1998.
However, Republican opponent Steve Reick’s refrain that Franks is one of the reasons that Mike Madigan continues in his role as Speaker of the Illinois House.
Of possible interest is a story McHenry County Blog ran two days ago.
It was a press release from the Village of Johnsburg, which names Franks specifically as having made a promise to the Whispering Ridge Homeowners Association.
Read the paragraph below:
State Bank’s attorney and Chairman, Jack Franks, has maintained that the bank is not obligated to provide infrastructure improvements in the development because it did not have a “profit motive” when it took over ownership of the development and therefore the taxpayers of the Village should bear the cost.
Now look at the top of the NWH article about the controversy, remembering it is in the same issue as the Jack Franks’ endorsement.
Care to guess why Franks is not named as the Johnsburg State Bank Chairman in the story?