Message of the Day – Signs — 12 Comments

  1. Could it be because they feel they have the right to vote for whoever they want regardless of Party?

  2. Have yet to see a Jack Franks: Hillary Clinton Delegate sign.

    Has Jack Franks put up a Hillary Clinton sign at his house or law office?

    There were no Jeffery Lichte signs, so he could not put one of those up at his house or law office.

    But Jeffery Lichte supports Jack Franks.

    Jeffery Lichte has supported Jack Franks though in various ways, including being listed on the Jack Franks Host Committee flyer for a Jack Franks fundraiser.

    And Jeffery Lichte was pictured on the blog wearing a Jack Franks baseball hat twice this year, first while driving a Jack Franks campaign vehicle in the McHenry Fiesta Days Parade on Sunday, July 24, 2016, and second at the Jack Franks campaign town hall in McHenry on Thursday, September 1, 2016.


    Jeffery Lichte photo #1

    McHenry County Blog

    Jeffery Lichte Sighting

    July 28, 2016


    Jeffery Lichte photo #2

    McHenry County Blog

    September 9, 2016

    Steve Reick-Jeffrey Lichte Race Noted in Civil Justice League Report on Trial Lawyers Association Political Spending


    Current Democrat 63rd District State Representative Jack Franks was elected as a Hillary Clinton Delegate to the Democrat Presidential National Convention in 2008 and 2016.

    In 2008 he and Victory Bell of Rockford represented the 16th Congressional District for Hillary Clinton.

    In 2016, he and and 49th District State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (Shorewood) represented the 14th Congressional District for Hillary Clinton (although Bernie Sanders delegates received more votes in McHenry County).

    Could Jack Franks have aspirations as a Democrat State Senator, US Representative, or US Senator in the future?


    Jack Franks was the unopposed Democrat candidate for 63rd District State Representative on March 15, 2016.

    That was the same election that Democrat Jeffery Lichte, a Jack Franks supporter, ran as a Republican candidate against Republican Steve Reick.

    That Republican primary featured a smear campaign by a political action committee (PAC) supporting Jeffery Lichte and opposing Steve Reick.

    The name of the smear PAC was Government for the People.

    March 7, 2016 – Government for the People filed its D-1 Statement of Organization with the Illinois State Board of Elections (SBE).

    March 8, 2016 – The PAC (IPACE) of one of the most powerful political influences in Illinois politics (Illinois Education Association teacher union) sent a $12,500 contribution to Government for the People listing the then address of Shaw Decremer.

    IPACE = Illinois Political Action Committee for Education.

    March 9, 2016 – IPACE sent a letter to the State Board of Elections (SBE) changing the address from 2857 W Leland Ave Unit 1, Chicago, IL 60625, to 2978 Kentshire Circle, Naperville, IL 60564.

    In a January 15, 2016, Editorial, the Chicago Tribune called Shaw Decremer, “Madigan’s top campaign aide.”


    Jack Franks is now running as the Democrat candidate for County Board Chair, against Republican Mike Walkup.

    Election November 8, 2016.

  3. Ray Flavin (His campaign and himself),and Steve Reick (Just his campaign staff) were at the Marengo Settlers Days on Main Street.

  4. Both Jack Franks and John Bartman are Marengo residents, although neither of them live within city limits.

    What is their plan to cut property taxes for the City of Marengo, and the Marengo Park District?

    Marengo wants an interchange at Illinois State Route 23 & the Interstate 90 tollway.

    Building an interchange would almost certainly require that the City of Marengo issue bonds which must be repaid by City of Marengo taxpayers.

    The Marengo Park District has not had the funds to open its outdoor pool since 2014.


    Will Marengo create a TIF District in the area of the IL State Route 23 / I-90 Interchange, if it’s built?


    What is Jack Franks’ record in doing what he says he will do?


    The Northwest Herald reported at least twice in 1998, during Jack Franks’ initial run for office, that Jack Frank said if he’s elected, he would serve no more than three terms (6 years).

    Jack Franks was elected November 3, 1998.

    But Jack Franks is now in his ninth term (18th year).


    Northwest Herald

    September 20, 1998

    Simon: Franks Can Win

    “In his speech, Franks pledged to hold himself to three terms in the Illinois House.”


    Northwest Herald

    November 4, 1998

    by Jami Peterson

    “Franks, a political newcomer, has said he plans to serve only 3 terms if elected.”

    Jack Franks – 15,575 votes

    Mike Brown – 15,437 votes


    Northwest Herald

    Jack Franks Breaks Term Limit Pledge

    October 30, 2013


    In 2014, when pushing the county to add two advisory referenda to the upcoming election ballot, Jack Franks told Kevin Craver of the Northwest Herald that he would not run for County Board Chair in 2016.

    Northwest Herald

    Franks asks county for 2 advisory referendums

    by Kevin P Craver (Kevin Craver)

    June 6, 2014

    “Franks made clear that he is not pushing for County Board changes as an effort to run for the chairman’s seat in two years, following the footsteps of former state senators Chris Lauzen and Dan Cronin, now chairman of the Kane and DuPage county boards.

    ‘What I’m trying to do is reduce our property taxes in McHenry County and make it livable so people don’t leave,’ Franks said.

    ‘I can promise you I am not running for county chairman in 2016.

    This has nothing to do with me.

    This is about good government.'”

  5. Re: “People are confused.” I disagree. People are STUPID!

    Jack Franks supporters ‘hit’ Reick two years ago with a lot dirty ‘crap’. Now I see Franks signs placed next to Reick signs. That is not a sign of confusion, that is a sigh of stupidity!! IMHO

  6. -The Facts-

    I can assure you Steve was at the parade himself.

    He walked it from the end of the route to the starting point before the parade began and then walked with his wife and volunteers during the parade.

    I can understand that you might have not seen him because of the 67 Austin Healey one of his volunteers was driving was getting most of the attention.

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