State Rep. Jack Franks makes a big deal about being against gambling.
He even spoke to a Patriots United debate between slot machine salesmen and opponents of video gambling.
But, when it comes time to raising money, he’s not so much against gambling.
Consider these 2012 contributions:
The I’m Against Gambling Except for Contributions
- $500 – Arlington Park Racetrack, Arlington Heights
- $500 – Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Las Vegas, NV
Franks vowed he would not run again for State Representative.
Nine terms would be enough to get him an almost $60,000 a year pension for his part-time job.
He would run for McHenry County Board instead.
However, on Sunday, May 15th, the day he was slated for the Chairman slot, Franks told Pete Gonigam this about Franks not running for both offices:
“Franks qualified that saying he’d give up the Rep. race if the Committee can pick another candidate who’s both ‘electable’ and holds a political outlook consistent with his own.”
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