The following letter to the editor of the Northwest Herald is reprinted with permission of its author, Cary resident Rachael Lawrence:
In February, Jack Franks and IMRF Director Louis Kosiba met with the Northwest Herald regarding County Board members meeting the threshold to qualify for IMRF pensions.
In early March, Franks requested a special prosecutor, writing: “We believe that there is enough evidence to show that there is potential criminal activity or at the very least civil liability for many of the county board members.”
End of March, the McHenry County state’s attorney withdrew his request for a special prosecutor.
Northwest Herald, will there be any further investigation of this story? How has the IMRF’s investigation progressed since February? Has the IMRF found any wrongdoing? Or were the allegations brought by Franks to create headlines prior to breaking his 2014 promise to not run for county board chairman?
Final question: will Franks denounce his pension and save taxpayers over $2 million in lifetime retirement benefits?