I remember the first time that Jack Franks ran for State Representative low those 18 years ago in 1998.
In an attempt to get an honest count, he managed to get representatives from the U.S. Attorney’s Office to come to the courthouse.
He won the election.
I don’t know if the presence of the Feds had any part to play in his victory, but it couldn’t have hurt.
This year both Republicans and Democrats have contacted the U.S. Attorney requesting a return of Assistant U.S. Attorneys to the McHenry County Courthouse.
Whether any will show up is unknown.