Readers like to connect dots.
Those who take part in the comment section of McHenry County Blog know that.
One has emailed me pointing out right after people started posting negative comments about Jack Franks and anti Franks memes on the Northwest Herald comment section under the letters and stories, the NWH has decided to no longer allow comments unless the person has a Facebook page or posts them on Facebook.
Could there be a connection?
Certainly, the NWH has acted to protect Jack Franks’ reputation in the past.
Let me cite specifically the mid-October article about the Johnsburg State Bank having not lived up to its commitment to Whispering Ridge subdivision residents with regard to infrastructure improvements, It didn’t mention Jack Franks’ name, even though a press release from the Village of Johnsburg does.
About the same time the NWH endorsed Franks over Republican challenger Steve Reick for a ninth term No mention was made of Franks having pledged to term limit himself after three terms.
In other dot connection, Franks still has not filed (at least as of when I wrote this yesterday afternoon) a Statement of Withdrawal with the Illinois State Board of Elections.
Will he, given the reply he gave to Pete Gonigam on May 15th?
“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.”
We know he is still telling people he is going to withdraw, but after almost two months, he still has not come up with signs saying he is running for McHenry County Board Chairman.
You’d think he have one at least for parades with all the money he has in the bank.