Maybe it’s because no one on the Northwest Herald editorial staff has ever voted in a Republican Primary Election.
Or maybe it’s because the staff has not been reading McHenry County Blog.
Regardless, the NWH has missed what probably is the biggest story of the election–the interference of Democrats aligned with with Democratic Party McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks in the GOP’s County Clerk’s race and County Board contests in Districts 4, 5 and 6.
No worries for McHenry County Blog readers.
Just search for “Illinois Integrity Fund” on this publication and you can see what Franks’s allies have been up to.
The ghost committee is out of Cook County–no surprise there–and has failed to follow the law requiring registration with the Illinois State Board of Elections once $5,000 was spent.
And there is little doubt that that threshold has been exceeded.
If the Political Action Committee received contributions of more than $1,000 non-reporting would be another violation of state statute.
In any event the failure of the Northwest Herald to even mention the numerous mailings speaks volumes.
As does its Editorial Board’s endorsement of the County Board candidates who are expected to align themselves with Franks–the ones who just by happenstance are the ones who will gain from the anonymous direct mail attacks..