Jack Franks is running for McHenry County Board Chairman, but he is still State Representative.
One of the benefits of being a state legislator is that one can have the Legislative Printing Unit in Springfield print about anything one wants.
Besides stationery and envelopes, the most popular request is probably newsletters to be mailed to constituents.
The printing and paper cost nothing.
The postage usually comes from a legislator’s “district allowance,” which pays for office rent, utilities and staff.
Below you see the cover of Jack Franks’ most recent newsletter.
25,071 copies were printed in July of 2016, the required disclosure says.