According to an article in the Champaign News-Gazette by Jim Dey, McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks wants to hand over the McHenry County Coroner’s duties to the Lake County Coroner.
Strangely (and inaccurately), Franks claims credit in the article for McHenry County Recorder of Deeds Joe Tirio’s campaign to eliminate his office by merging it with that of the McHenry County Clerk.
A referendum to accomplish that merger was put on the March Primary Election ballot on Tuesday by the McHenry County Board.
Perhaps Franks forgets that he sponsored the bill that split the McHenry County judicial system from the Lake-McHenry County circuit, which the largerLake County dominated.
McHenry County Coroner Anne Majewski let me know that my informing her of Franks’ idea was the first she had heard of the idea.
A physician and a Republican, Majewski has run unopposed twice.