Jack Franks – Labor Unions’ Million Dollar Man – Part 5

The numbers that commenter Mark gathered from contributions made by the Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers to the campaign fund of Jack Franks appear below.

Here’s another contribution that appeared on the spreadsheet under the “I’s”:

IL Dist Council 1 Intl Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers, 2/20/2006, $250


Jack Franks – Labor Unions’ Million Dollar Man – Part 5 — 11 Comments

  1. The Bricklayers have contributed $5,900 to Jack Franks PACs.


    There are two union entities listed above.

    Bricklayers District Council 1.

    Bricklayers Local 27.


    Bricklayers Administrative District Council 1 (ADC 1) is a District Council located at 660 N Industrial Drive, Elmhurst, Illinois.

    There is a PAC associated with the District Council.

    On the Illinois State Board of Elections (SBE) website, the name of the PAC is Administrative District Council 1 of IL.

    The SBE committee ID is 23646.

    James Allen is the Chairman.

    Mike Lowery is the Treasurer.

    The PAC is located at the same address as the District Council.


    Bricklayers Local 27 is located at 450 Shepard Unit 16, Elgin, IL.

    No PAC associated with that local.


    The official name of the union is the International Union of Bricklayers and Craftworkers, AFL-CIO / CLC.

    Its abbreviation is BAC.

    AFL-CIO = American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations.


    Bricklayers Local 27 is affiliated with the AFL-CIO McHenry Building and Construction Trades Council (BCTC).

    765 Munshaw, Crystal Lake, IL is the location of the McHenry County BCTC, which promotes union construction and attempts to organize non-union employers. The Treasurer and former President of the McHenry County BCTC is Tom McTavish.

    765 Munshaw, Crystal Lake is also the location of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 117 (IBEW Local 117). Tom McTavish is the Business Manager (union organizer) at IBEW Local 117.
    IBEW Local 117 is a member of the McHenry County BCTC.

    765 Munshaw, Crystal Lake is also the location of the NECA – IBEW Local 117 JATC, which trains union electricians. NECA = National Electrical Contractors Association. JATC = Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee. Tom McTavish is the Secretary of the NECA IBEW Local 117 JATC.

    765 Munshaw, Crystal Lake is also the location of the NECA Northeastern Illinois – IBEW Local 117 / Local 150 / Local 461 LMCC. LMCC = Labor Management Cooperation Committee. The LMCC promotes union labor. Tom McTavish is Board Chair of the NECA Northeastern Illinois – IBEW Local 117 / 150 / 461 LMCC.

    Tom McTavish is also a Board Member of CISCO, another union labor management organization that promotes union labor. CISCO = Construction Industry Service Corporation.

    Tom McTavish is also the Chair of the Jack Franks PAC, Supporters of Jack D Franks.


    Bricklayers District Council 1 is affiliated with a powerful AFL-CIO CLC, Chicago Federation of Labor.

    CLC = Central Labor Council, a group of union locals thats promote unions.

  2. Did anyone besides me receive a rob-call from Mothers for McHenry County?

    It was a just brutal and perhaps uncalled for attack on Walkup for having Cal included on his campaign team.

    It was totally focused on the past accusations regarding the NW Herald’s story regarding child abuse charges.

    Perhaps just a sign of the political conditions in 2016.

  3. Would we expect less based on the Shaw Decremer (whom Chicago Tribune anointed top Madigoon) assist to the Government for the People smear campaign supporting Democrat Jeffery Lichte running as a Republican, and opposing Republican Steve Reick, in the March 15, 2016 Republican Primary for 63rd District State Representative in which Democrat Jack Franks was unopposed.

    And Jack Franks an 18 year State Representative reading from a script when describing himself to the Northwest Herald press during candidate interviews.

    And Jack Franks having dark suits standing at his town hall campaign event.

    At the McHenry campaign event Jeffery Lichte was photographed wearing a Jack Franks baseball hat, and that was shortly after he was photographed wearing a Jack Franks baseball hat and driving a Jack Franks campaign vehicle in the parade.

    And considering unions have contributed close to a million dollars to Jack Franks PACs.

    Rather than explain and propose realistic solutions to the unfunded pension and retiree healthcare crisis facing taxpayers in McHenry County, Jack Franks would rather claim property taxes can be cut in every taxing district in the county, but he refuses to back up his claim with any details until after the election.

  4. Please record or write down the calls so they can be posted on the blog.

  5. @ Tom:

    You couldn’t be more correct …

    “Perhaps just a sign of the political conditions in 2016.”

    A note to Lying Jack ….

    Your polls can’t really be that bad can they? .. LOL


  6. I received the call too.

    The phone number stated and on caller ID was disconnected.

    I believe people are tired of the slander and it will harm Franks more than benefit.

  7. Child abuse charges ? ? ?

    Could someone explain what this
    Robo call said that had ‘child
    Abuse charges’ in it ?

  8. Remember.

    Rod Blagojevich took office as Governor of Illinois on January 13, 2003.

    On February 27, 2003, State Representative Jack Franks, in his official capacity, sent a letter to Margaret Houlihan, the Deputy Chief of Intergovernmental Affairs for Governor Rod Blagojevich.

    Rod Blagojevich had only been in office 45 days, and Jack Franks was already asking for jobs and appointments for his family and others, in that order.

    The first person in the letter was the wife of Jack Franks.

    The second person in the letter was the father of Jack Franks.

    The third person in the letter was a brother of Jack Franks.

    The fourth person in the letter received a job at the agency requested that very same year, is the person running as Democrat for 63rd District State Representative right now, was the county Chair of the Democrat party at the time, is a long time friend of Jack Franks, and Jack Franks said he would step down from running as 63rd District State Representative if the candidate the Democrat party selected was “both ‘electable’ and holds a political outlook consistent with his own.”

    Did Jack Franks put the taxpayers first?

    Or did Jack Franks put his family and friends first?

    The local blogger posted that letter on the local blog.

    Is Jack Franks upset about that?

    Is Jack Franks trying to get even?

    Here is the memo:

    “To: Margaret Houlihan

    From: St. Rep. Jack D. Franks

    RE: Positions with Gov. Rod Blagojevich Administration

    Date: February 27, 2003

    The following are individuals who we had requested be considered for jobs in the Blagojevich administration.

    They are prioritized as follows:

    1. Deborah Wolf Franks for a Commission;

    2. Herbert H Franks for a Commission;

    3. David B. Franks, a non-paid position with Boxing Commission

    4. John Bartman, a position with IDOT

    5. Michael Dalessandro, position as Highway Maintainer with IDOT;

    6. Judge Erin O’Connell-Diaz, position with Illinois Commerce Commission;

    7. Nancy Vazzano, managerial position with any public service department;

    8. Fred Shay, management position, primarily Info Technology and IDOT Aviation;

    9. Ron Giordano, position on an advisory commission;

    10. Susan Van Weelden, Commission;

    11. Bill Clow, any public service department;

    12. Mary Kennedy, any public service department.


    Who received jobs or appointments?

    – Herbert H Franks, appointed to position with Illinois Courts Commission.

    – John Bartman, job with IDOT from 2003 – 2015 or so (now he’s a prevailing – basically union – wage monitor for IUOE Local 150 affiliated IIIFFC, which has recently changed the title of the position from Compliance Monitor to Construction Analyst).

    – Bill Clow, job Harvard School District 50.

    – Erin O’Connell-Diaz was appointed to two terms as Commissioner of Illinois Commerce Commission, from 2003 – 2008, and 2008 – 2013.

    – others?


    The Daily Herald wrote an article about the matter.

    Daily Herald

    Blagojevich team: Gov.’s critic suggested family, pals for state jobs

    July 2, 2008

    by John Patterson


    A quote from that article.

    “I’m fair game. My family is not,” Franks said.

  9. I have the full name and number from that robo call if Cal wants to email me.

    Tried to email him, but couldn’t get it to work.

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