Reick Gets Donation of Billboards

Two years ago, Liberty Outdoor, started by former State Senator Jack Schaffer donated billboards to help Republican Steve Reick’s campaign against Democrat Jack Franks.

A feud developed between Franks and Schaffer when Schaffer’s company posted the following billboard on Route 47 south of Franks’ Woodstock office:

The 2010 billboard that set State Rep. Jack Franks off.

The 2010 billboard that set State Rep. Jack Franks off. This was the year that McHenry Grade School member John O’Neill was running against him. ┬áThe figures are undoubtedly above $1 million now that it is six years later.

After that Franks pretty much went ballistic. (He has a really hot temper.)

Then Franks got interested in the Regional Transportation Authority’s Metra train operation.

You may remember that Crystal Lake resident and Metra Executive Director Phil Pagano was killed by a Metra train running from McHenry to Crystal Lake. (His death was reported as a suicide, but Metra refused to release the video from the crash.)

Subsequently, it was discovered that Pagano had taken financial advantage of the agency he ran.

Schaffer served on the Metra Board at the time.

After the billboard went up, Franks started attacking Schaffer, demanding he resign from the Metra Board.

In 2014, when Franks again had an opponent, Steve Reick, Schaffer offered the support of his billboards.

Here’s the first one:

Linking Jack Franks to Mike Madigan was a major theme in Steve Reick's 2014 campaign.

Linking Jack Franks to Mike Madigan was a major theme in Steve Reick’s 2014 campaign.

Here’s the second billboard of the 2014 campaign”

Steve Reick's second billboard two years ago.

Steve Reick’s second billboard two years ago.

Here is the final billboard of the campaign:

Republican candidate Bruce Rauner, who is expected to carry McHenry County, boosts the candidacy of State Rep. candidate Steve Reick, who is running against Democrat Jack Franks, in these billboards.

Republican candidate Bruce Rauner, who is expected to carry McHenry County, boosts the candidacy of State Rep. candidate Steve Reick, who is running against Democrat Jack Franks, in these billboards.

The Reick campaign reports that Liberty Outdoor Advertising made a contribution worth $4,900.

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Would anyone be interested in looking up the current figures for a billboard or mailing like the message on the billboard that started the feud between Franks and Schaffer?


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Reick Gets Donation of Billboards — 8 Comments

  1. Cal is like a lion rattling the bushes. Then he sits back and watches the hilarity ensue.

  2. Cal is like a $hit Stirrer turns it until it stinks and sits back and watches it fester

  3. Would anyone be interested in looking up the current figures for a billboard or mailing like the message on the billboard that started the feud between Franks and Schaffer?

    Well, being that there was a $4,747.89 in-kind contribution to Reick back in 2014 for the billboards, the answer isn’t too hard to find.

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