Internal Support Committee Discussing Hiring and Rules

Look at the agenda for Wednesday’s 8:15 meeting agenda below:

Go to New Business, item 8 and you will read:

“Discussion on the County Board Rules, Electronic Voting Rules and Electronic Voting Training”

What you won’t find after the work “discussion” is “and action.”

So, Yvonne Barnes’ committee can discuss the Rules, but it can it make a recommendation for action to the County Board?

And if such a motion is passed, would County Board Chairman Jack Franks rule it out of order?

Would then a majority of the County Board vote to overrule the Chair?

[I loved that motion while I was in the Illinois House during the 1970’s.  I even succeeded once while the Democrats were in control.]

One of Jack Franks’ changes in committee structure eliminated the Human Resources Committee, merging it with the Internal Support Committee.

This Committee on Committees decision was reversed by the full County Board, but members have not been selected and approved for the reconstituted Human Resources Committee.

Now, go down to the section on Administrator Peter Austin where “hiring practices, salary administration policy, vacancies and job descriptions” are found.

Again, there is nothing on the agenda that says any action will be taken.

I hope I am misinterpreting what will happen at the committee meeting.

Maybe the agenda is adequate to allow the frustration bubbling under the surface about Jack Franks’

  • rules and
  • three patronage hires–Executive Assistant, Communications Specialist and Parliamentarian–

to reach the Board floor.

In any event, if you wish, you can listen to the meeting, the first part of which will be approval of a bunch of resolutions.

Over on the right-hand end of this Meeting Portal page will be the word “audio.”

When the meeting starts, there will be the word “audio” on the right-hand side of the February 8th entry. Click on it and you will be able to listen to the meeting.

The button does not show up until about the time the meeting begins.

Your comments on the meeting would be welcomed.


Internal Support Committee Discussing Hiring and Rules — 54 Comments

  1. Are you able to add comments audio verbally? from off site opt in? or do you physically have to be there ?

    Just wondering to see just how tech savy jacko really is…

  2. Under Item 6.5 the ad hoc committee rule should be discussed.
    No more allowing Franks to appoint a committee of his choice to do his bidding!

    I also do not see under Item 8.1 any mention of a needs study that should have been conducted for the 2 patronage positions, along with county administrator’s contract and job description. Those were mentioned and requested in the last ISF committee meeting.

    Where are the liaison assignments that were also requested???

  3. I’d love to see the Board grow a spine and start overruling Franks. He’s been getting by on bluff and bluster, and it’s time to put him in his place.

  4. Will the State’s Attorney Office be giving their opinion on matters Ms. Barnes requested?

    Perhaps an opinion should be requested on censuring the Chair, with regards to him taking power that has not been granted to him (and his inappropriate behavior at meetings.)

    “Censuring a trustee allows a local governmental body to warn the trustee about his or her inappropriate behavior and helps to distance the local government from the improper conduct.”

  5. He is attempting to play three-dimensional chess while the board is stuck learning checkers.

  6. I meant to ask about Moe and Curly too because you are a stooge if you think a 911 attacker also ran for President!

  7. You are still using the wrong word. AND two of them WERE presidents! (Besides the one that ran, that you have no clue about.)

  8. So now there are two Presidents who were attackers?
    Cindy, how old are you? I would think you were born yesterday to think that.

  9. You are a complete idiot. Do you not understand there are NO attackers? Planners. You can’t read for comprehension. You can’t even count (because the number mentioned is now up to three). Progressive bravo sierra is not going to help you. You are a hateful leftist that will never never comprehend truth no matter how many times it appears in your life.

  10. Cindy, you said in this post (link below) on February 1st at 9:22 AM, “One of the 911 attackers ran for president recently. Get your facts straight Notbuyingit.”

    And now you are saying I’m an idiot because there are two planners that were Presidents?!

    Cindy, you can’t even get your facts straight!!! I bet if I asked you how old you are, you couldn’t give me a straight answer, it would change like the weather!!!!

  11. I was speaking to Notbuyingit. I sincerely apologize if you thought his words were mine just because I repeated what was said by that poster to make the point. You spend an awful lot of time trying to do “gotcha” things. You must really be desperate to be somebody in your progressive world of nothing. You have no facts. You will not research anything. You believe all the propaganda in your head and want others to buy what you are selling. You are not doing very well at the selling, either. Nobody even believes your name. Bottom line? You are still an idiot. (How much of your precious life was spent looking for that precise post? Do you have anything worthwhile to do besides try to catch me? Don’t bother. The truth cannot be caught.) [BTW One was a senior and one was a sodomite.]

  12. Everyone,
    I’m concerned for Cindy,
    She doesn’t know how to advanced Google search,
    She thinks the Bush family orchestrated 911
    She doesn’t even own that she was the originator of her own foolish sentiments after I provided a link directly back to them
    She probably has dementia.
    Poor old woman, my grandma turned bitter at you age too, Cindy

  13. Seems like they are going put together a resolution on electronic voting for board rules in a newly scheduled meeting this Friday in the afternoon.

  14. You are still an idiot. You fancy yourself a great provocateur. You outed yourself with that stupid screen name; and now you are making grandious statements that have nothing to do with anything. Nice try at being a good Alinskyite. Too bad no one cares about your pathetic hallucinations. Did you happen to notice that virtually no one cares what you say? Guess again who sent me to goad you.

  15. You didn’t even try deny it! You really think the Bush Family is an orchestrator of 911! That’s literally hilarious. I bet you believe Obama runs ISIS, The NWO is Opening Portals to Demons AND the Illuminati are responsible for Tom Brady winning the Super Bowl. No wonder Chicago Public Schools are so bad bad! They hired people like you to teach in them!

  16. If you are curious about the events of Sept. 11 2001, don’t ask Cindy. Ask the architects, engineers, physicists, demolition experts, first responders, military personnel and the people who built the three towers that came down at free fall speed, all with MOLTEN steel in the basements. All owned by the same person. Never before and never since has steel structures collapsed due to fires as claimed by the 911 commission, although dozens of skyscrapers have had MUCH hotter and longer fires. The buildings were designed to take the impact of airliners. For three months the fires burned in the basement after millions of gallons of water was pumped to extinguish them.

    Albert Einstein said: “Condemnation without investigation is the HEIGHT of ignorance.”
    Please do not condemn what I say until you investigate this website

    God Bless America…and may America Bless God!

  17. I never taught school in Chicago; and you are still the biggest moron I have ever run across.

  18. Gary? None of that is in dispute. We all know that the government totally lied about everything connected to that date. I have been dropping huge hints about who was really BEHIND it all; but alas the moronic progressives fail to catch a whiff of the truth. God is exposing evil rapidly. (And yes, He does work in mysterious ways.)

  19. Thanks to Freedom of Speech, the internet, and brave, patriotic citizens, the truth about 9-11 is coming out.

    I am not a big Trump fan, but he knows that the ‘official’ version, hyped by the media, is B.S.

    God help us!

    PS: I can’t agree with you Cindy that ‘all’ know about these discrepancies. Most folks think I am a a bit crazy if I mention anything different than what is rammed down our throats by the major media. But then again, some folks thought Jesus was crazy when he spoke Truth. Fear NOT!

  20. Mark Twain says something like this:
    It is easier to fool someone than it is to convince them they have been fooled!

  21. I really believe something is going to happen in the next 2 or 3 months to bring down several politicians from local to Federal, Hollywood elites, Napa Valley etc. It will be a long time coming and it will be epic.

  22. Probably the Holy Spirit told him that. People can feel the evil that is about to be exposed. You are on the wrong side, Moderate. Get your house in order – it’s coming. Ephesians 5:11; Psalm 94:16; Ezekiel 3:18-19;Isaiah 5:20; I Corinthians 10:20,21; I Corinthians 5:1,2 (read the last line of the last one to see where you stand [the wrong side]).

  23. Wow, you’re a moron, Moderate. I just clicked through your video. There was no fuel fire. Ever hear of directed energy weapons? Everything was dustified (including people). Keep watching Billy Bob the blacksmith and get your knowledge from him. You are a real hoot with your non-arguments just like your non-moderate stance on everything else. I’ve already told you, no one attacked America. And every single evil that is about to come out now is connected to this “attack” you keep spouting. It was a mass snuff film to brainwash the masses and sacrifice to their Moloch (or whatever they think they are doing). It seems your brainwashing has worked out very well so far.

  24. The HOLY SPIRIT told KSM to write President Obama?!

    Yeah, and I’m the moron.

  25. No Moderate! You are still believing the swine stream bravo sierra. That is a fake story if ever there was one to promote you into believeing the same old crappola you have been hearing. Get your head out of your rear and start to do some sleuthing on what is real. Otherwise, you reamin the chief of morons. Change your name to moderately twisting because you seem to think that is your forte.

  26. You don’t deny it! LOL

    Alex Jones and Natural News make the Drudge report look like PBS Frontline.

    I have a cure for cancer btw that the mainstream media doesn’t want you to know about, it’s on

  27. BTW I Would not trust Drudge as far as I can throw him. You are a complete idiot. AND you are PROUD to be the Queen of the idiots. Now that’s a real thumb in God’s eye. Proverbs 26:11

  28. Cindy,
    You are so quick to slam every media source possible – except Natural News which is crackpot fake news source

    And I’m the idiot? Sure, old bag, whatever you say

  29. Rhetorically, you aren’t even that creative.
    All you do is, 1. Call me an idiot. 2. Redirect to end times Bible verses. 3. Say something wildly inaccurate.
    In this article thread, you have said God spoke to Khalid Sheik Mohammed, 911 was a hoax, Natural News is credible, jet fuel can’t melt steel beam, Alex Jones is credible….
    Is your little head spinning yet?

  30. Once again, Moderate, you have stated a whole slew of things I NEVER said. You hear what you want to hear in your own head. You do NOT listen to what was actually said. You cackle over your imagined ‘gothcha’ moments touting that I don’t deny your allegations. You are not queueing up anyone but yourself. You set yourself up for ridicule with your twisting of what history actually entails. Saul is not impressed by your efforts to freeze the victim. You have failed miserably. The only successful outcome you have fomented is to prove that you are the queen of morons.

  31. Ok Cindy, here are a few GOTCHA moments brought to you by… YOU!
    Concerning: KSM and GOD:
    Cindy on 02/09/2017 at 12:04 pm said:
    Probably the Holy Spirit told [KSM] that. People can feel the evil that is about to be exposed.
    Concerning 911 Being a Hoax:
    Cindy on 02/09/2017 at 12:10 pm said:
    There was no fuel fire. Ever hear of directed energy weapons? Everything was dustified (including people).
    Concerning you quoting Natural News:
    And Here:
    Cindy on 11/03/2016 at 4:26 pm said:
    Check out where all te dems are going


  32. You are a complete idiot. Never said any of those things you attribute to me. You have no ability to follow a conversation. You put other people’s inititals into something that had nothing to do with whoever this ksm thing is that you are all hot and bothered about.. You put things together like a psychopath and think you have a handle on reality. I have no idea why God keeps poking you. It seems to me to be a waste of time; but I am not here to question anything He asks. Reposting links that I recommended for perusal only proves that you have way too much times on your hands to play the fool. (That you are EXCELLENT at, BTW.)

  33. You literally said half that crap in this thread Cindy!

    I literally copied and pasted everything.

    It took 10 minutes on my lunch break!

    This is just sad.

    I’m not even kidding you when I say this, I actually feel bad for you now.

    I really, seriously am concerned.

  34. Members of the Internal Support & Facilities Management Committee:

    Chairman – Yvonne Barnes, District 1

    Vice-Chairman – Jim Heisler, District 2

    Donna Kurtz, District 2

    Michael Walkup, District 3

    Kay Bates, District 4

    Michael Rein, District 5

    Michele Aavang, District 6


    The Human Resources “Committee” currently has no members.

    The only other mention of human resources in the above County Board committees link appears in one sentence under the “Internal Support & Facilities” Committee:

    “The Internal Support & Facilities Committee attends to suggested changes to Human Resources as it pertains to the liaison departments, reviews the Purchasing Ordinance, IT (generally), technical maintenance contracts, County liability insurance programs, building security (except for the Government Center) and investigates new technology opportunities.”


    The HR power struggle continues.

    Jack Franks v County Board.

  35. Typo, the Internal Support and Facilities meeting in the comment above was February 8, 2017.


    Who is the Parliamentarian hired for Jack Franks?

    The Jack Franks Communications Specialist / split time with Div of Transportation hire is Oliver Serafini.

    The Jack Franks Executive Assistant Hire is Bridget Geenen.

    The Serafini and Geenen hires were not posted, no one else was considered for the positions, the positions did not exist at the time of the applications (they applied for positions which did not yet exist), both had been paid by Jack Franks’ PAC, both had worked in Jack Franks’ Woodstock State Rep office, and Serafini had worked for Michael Madigan’s House Democrat organization.


    There was also an Internal Support and Facilities meeting on February 10, 2017 at 3PM.

    The meeting length was 1:19:19.

    The topic was electronic voting.

    Here is the audio for that meeting.

    The change to electronic voting was not fully vetted by the County Board; another rush job which is a Hallmark of Jack Franks.

    If Jack Franks wants it, it’s a big rush.


    Another Jack Franks change is the Committee of a Whole meeting is held only a few days prior to the full board meeting.

    County Board Members and the public are not given enough time to review documents / agenda packet of items to be voted on at County Board Meetings … a lack of transparency … even though Jacks Franks says he is bringing more transparency to the County Board.


    Jack Franks wants maximum power and control of the McHenry County unit of government and its board.

    He learned from Michael Madigan, who created power for himself in the State House by changing House rules and through other political maneuvers.

  36. I actually think Moderate is right. Mark is some kind of AI thing.

  37. The County Board Parliamentarian hired by Jack Franks is Nicholas Peppers (Nick Peppers), a Partner in the law firm Storino, Ramello, & Durkin, which is located in Rosemont which is in Cook County.

    The County Board Parliamentarian interprets the board’s rules.



    November 7, 2016 – The Supporters of Jack D Franks political action committee (PAC) reported receipt of a $1,000 contribution from Storino, Ramello & Durkin.

    November 8, 2016 – Jack Franks was elected County Board Chair.

    December 5, 2016 – Jack Franks took the Oath of Office for County Board Chair.

    January 17, 2017 – Jack Franks, during the Regular County Board Meeting, announces to the County Board his selection of Nick Peppers as the County Board Parliamentarian.

    The County Board Agenda, Agenda Packet, and Minutes for that meeting makes no mention of “Parliamentarian.”

    The County Board “Minutes Packet” for the January 17, 2017 Regular County Board Meeting does mention that Chairman Franks introduced Nick Peppers as his Parliamentarian, but does not mention that Nick Peppers is a Partner in Storino, Ramello, and Durkin.

    The following is from that Minutes Packet:

    “Chairman Franks introduced Nick Peppers as his Parliamentarian who will be present for Board meetings.

    Many Board members were opposed to this new hire and questioned if the Chairman had the authority to hire an attorney for this purpose when the State’s Attorney’s office has always been the Parliamentarian to the Board.

    After the Invocation there was extensive discussion about the new e-voting process.

    Many Board members declined to use the digital voting system as they felt it was against the present County Board Rules, there was no training and no vetting through committee on this issue as there were many questions to be answered.

    They also questioned whether the Chairman had the authority to put this in place without County Board authorization.

    ASA [Assistant State’s Attorney] Norm Vinton was present and was asked about using the digital voting and about Mr. Peppers as Parliamentarian.

    Mr. Vinton said he did not know Mr. Peppers and that ASA [Sarah] Dzurik was present as Parliamentarian. > scroll down to “Past Meetings” and select “see more” > January 17, 2017 > Minutes Packet


    McHenry County press release

    January 11, 2016

    “Louis A Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, is pleased to announce that Sarah Dzurik has joined the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office as an Assistant State’s Attorney in the Civil Division effective
    January 11, 2016.

    Ms. Dzurik received her Juris Doctor from the Duke Univerity School of Law, Durham, North Carolina, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana.”


    Jack Franks passed up a County employed attorney with a JD from Duke and BA from the University of Notre Dame for a Partner in a law firm from which the Supporters of Jack D Franks PAC reported receiving a $1,000 contribution one day prior to Jack Franks being elected as County Board Chair.

  38. McHenry County Board

    Internal Support & Facilities meeting

    February 8, 2017

    Item 4. Presentation – 0:30 (30 seconds into the meeting).

    First some background information.

    At the January 17, 2017 Regular County Board Meeting, newly elected County Board Chair Jack Franks (took office December 5, 2016) introduced Nicholas Peppers (Nick Peppers), a Partner in the law firm of Storino, Ramello, & Durkin, as the County Board Chairs Parliamentarian.

    Some members of the public asked Yvonne Barnes the difference between the County Board Chair parliamentarian, and the County Board Parliamentarian.

    So Yvonne Barnes, the Chair of the Internal Support & Facilities Committee, asked the Assistant State’s Attorney (who had been the County Board Chair & the County Board Parliamentarian until the election of Jack Franks), to speak about that.

    Norm Vinton from the Civil Division of the State’s Attorney’s office spoke.

    Several questions ensued.


    Lots of questions about Serafini & Geenen hires.

    They are on flex time, meaning they work off site, seemingly quite a bit.


    Seems like the Board has been getting the runaround from Administration in terms of the Administration posting the documents desired by the Board in a timely fashion for Board meetings.


    What a mess.

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