McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks’ fingerprints haven’t been identified in any of the April 4th contests, but there are three contests where he lost.
The first was in his hometown of Marengo.
Republican Precinct Committee and Mayor Don Lockhart, who endorses Franks last fall, was not re-elected.
Secondly, while his ally Woodstock Mayor Brian Sager won re-election, that meant that McHenry County Bord member Michael Rein lost.
And that means that one of Franks’ most articulate County Board critics will be staying on the Board.
The third loss also involves the loss of a local race by a County Board members.
Had Donna Kurtz won a seat on the Crystal Lake High School Board, she would have stepped down from the County Board.
She also is an articulate critic of the way Franks is trying to run County business without input from the County Board.