There was a time when State Rep. Jack Franks was among those mentioned as a Democratic candidate for Governor.
There were times when Franks was among those mentioned for the office.
He even raised a lot of money (mainly from his family and family friends) right before the June 30, 2009, reporting deadline to make him look gubernatorial.
The most recent article, by Chicago Sun-Times columnist Mark Brown, does not.
Dick Durbin gets the biggest boost.
Lisa Madigan is on the list.
State Treasurer Michael Freichs is there.
And so are State Senators Daniel Biss, Andy Manar, Kwame Raoul and Heather Stears.
Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza is, too.
And so is Pat Quinn.
Christopher Kennedy makes it, as does Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart.
But no Jack Franks in the Sun-Times article.
When he announced he was running for McHenry County Board Chairman, however, he did get mentioned on the “Big John” Howell WLS radio show.