Not that I remembered that the Village President of McCullom Lake endorsed Jack Franks for McHenry County Board Chairman, but reader “Swordfish” did under the article entitled, “Marilyn Shepit Elected Village President in McCullom Lake“:
Here is what he or she wrote as a comment:
Village of McCullom Lake President Terry Counley’s effusive praise in Franks puff piece:
“I don’t often get the chance to tell you how much I, and the Village of McCullom Lake, appreciate the hard work that you have done for us over the years.
“Between the brain cancer scare as well as the electric power outages that the village used to have, there was a very large black cloud over the village.
“When people heard the name McCullom Lake, they ran.
“Thanks to all the calls you made to the proper people, as well as the several town hall meetings that you had here, the black cloud has lifted. Things are very good here now.
“You know, I have been bugging you for years to run as Governor, and I understand why you wouldn’t, especially now days.
“But, we need you here in McHenry County.
“I think with the way you are relentless with your missions, you would make a great County Board Chairman.
“The same old stuff is getting very old.
“We need some new blood with some new ideas and the courage to chase those ideas.
“We would lose you in Springfield but we need you here in McHenry County more right now”
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I know nothing about the politics of McCullom Lake since Jake Levesque days back in the 1960’s. He ran unsuccessfully for State Representative in 1966, the year I was elected McHenry County Treasurer. (He ended up Deputy Director of Aeronautics under Republican Governor Richard Ogilvie.)