Steve Reick discovered two years ago that campaign pieces must tell who paid for it.
One of his opponent State Rep. Jack Franks’ supporters complained that Reick’s billboard did not give that information.
In the next billboard, Rieck put what you see below in the bottom right hand corner:
Now Judge James Cowlin has been hit with a similar complaint.
Cynthia Schenk, the woman who filed the complaint at the McHenry County Ethics Commission that was shunted aside before even reaching the Commission because its Chairman decided that since it was a complaint against a Judge that the Commission did not have jurisdiction, has filed this complaint with the Illinois State Board of Elections.
In her complaint, Schenk says the “mailer fails to disclose the identity or wo (SIC) it is that paid for the mailer in violation of state law.”
The process server swore the following:
“I served this Complaint on the person picture on the first page of the attached exhibit, James Cowlin. Judge Cowlin cam to the door opening the interior door and he asked me why I was there, I responded that I had something for him. He said let me see it. I showed him the complaint and he repsonded he already had it and closed the door. I left it between the doors.”
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