Week After Election NWH Notices Defining Element–Anonymous Hit Pieces from Jack Franks’ Allies

Joe Tirio photoshopped.to look like the father in “The Incredibles.”

The Northwest Herald could not bother to write an article about the hit pieces the allies of Jack Franks were sending out to defame his Republican political opponents before the election, but decided to put it on the front page two Wednesdays after the election.

The paper discovered that a printing house used by Mike Madigan, Jack Franks and other Democrats did the work.

The same company that printed Mary McClellan’s final piece.


Week After Election NWH Notices Defining Element–Anonymous Hit Pieces from Jack Franks’ Allies — 25 Comments

  1. Well, the question for the local county newspaper should be, “What did they (newspaper) know and WHEN did they know it?”

  2. My $3.76 bid to acquire a controlling interest in the NWH failed. Should have sweetened deal with $5 WalMart gift card and a Postage Stamp.

  3. The REAL question is, when is the Northwest Herald going down? As long as there is a sunshine blog, never. Stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock…

  4. I think it’s safe to say McClellan and her girlfriend Dalton are Democrats of the Crook County sort.

    I laughed out loud when I saw Dem Jack Franks comment when he ‘denies any knowledge’ of the outfit putting out these lies but ‘commended their mailers.’

    o there you go folks. . . .
    Franks commends (admires) Liars. wow!

  5. The H__l with the Herald; they’re not the problem and are basically irrelevant. The PROBLEM is Franks and his typical Democratic actions learned from Madigan and Chicago politics. You, the voters of this County are to blame; you closed you eyes and let the lemmings lead you off the cliff. Congratulations! Proud of yourselves yet?

  6. They didn’t seem to have any trouble running their own hit pieces against D6 candidates where they dredged up old stories and ran them right before the election.

  7. Corn on the Cob just posted the entire NWH article, a clear violation of copyright laws.

    For that reason I took it done.

    If someone wants to post the link, that would be OK.

  8. ^^The above was not reposted with permission of the Northwest Herald and should be deleted.

  9. Next year it will be the “Illinois Truth Fund”…now why would the politicians have laws with no teeth?

  10. Now what to do about Komenda and the NWH perpetuating those lies that Brettman, —was tied to a right-wing extremist group called the Legion of Justice and the lie that he engaged in a series of terrorist-style raids against left-wing groups in the late 1960s and early 1970s— ???

    Brettman could Never get the type of clearance necessary to work for the FAA and have a wife currently working for the FAA if he had anything like that in his past!

  11. Cal, delete my other one then too. Sorry.
    Links only? Here you go. Readers of two NWH articles that normally would never have been read 🙂


    And Sister article linking McClellan (with her mug in the print version of the paper):


  12. Isn’t compassionate conservative thinking fascinating? How could facts admitted in court be possible? Only here, in our glorious sunshine blog, you find such entertaining. Stay tuned. Tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock,meeeoooowwwwwwwww…

  13. So I guess it is just a coincidence that the state Democratic Party has suddenly taken an interest in who gets the Republican nominations for county board seats in McHenry County?

    Did they do that in say Lake, DuPage, Kane, Will or Kendall counties?

    It’s also a coincidence I suppose that only those candidates, whether incumbents or challengers, who are expected to be critical of The Chairman, were targeted?

    The Chairman of course had nothing to do with it.

    If anyone believes that I have some beachfront property in Fargo I would like to talk to them about.

  14. Whoever is the owner of the NWH must be truly embarrassed at the ineptitude of the Editor and Publisher. It has deteriorated to irrelevant. Why does anyone advertise in it??

  15. https://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/CampaignDisclosure/PDF/CampDiscGuide.pdf

    Complaint Process
    The Illinois Campaign Disclosure Act provides hearing procedures for complaints
    filed alleging violations of the law. Any person(s) that possess substantiated information
    that a violation has occurred may file a complaint, using Form D

    4. All complaint forms
    are filed with the Illinois State Board of Elections. Please contact our staff for specific
    information concerning hearing procedures.

  16. Someone should ask the chairman to look into the nasty mailers that disparaged candidates in the county board primary elections. He has friends in high places such as Rauner and Illinois Legislature and also going up to top Democrats in the US Congress and also Hillary and Obama. Maybe the chairman could ask them to intercede and ask them to send top, top investigators from the bureau of investigations from D.C. to look into the matter of the horrible mailers. Someone from the board, or a resident during the public comments part of meetings, should ask the chairman to get involved and get to the bottom of those despicable mailers. The chairman is for honesty, right?

  17. I am someone, and I will ask the Chairman. Tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock…

  18. Jacko vetoed any mention of this til after the election.

    Reason #83,498 to cancel Herald subscription.

  19. Is the spotlight a NWH employee?

    If so, start getting your resume out for when the rag folds up shortly.

  20. Next county board meeting is April 12. Responsible board members, and/or citizens, should bring up this matter before the chairman.

  21. You can make whatever public comment you like Bred but that horse escaped the barn two years ago when Franks was elected.

    Where were you and what did you do then?

    He now has what he wants, an overwhelming majority of bowed and cowed board members that will say “How high?” when he says “Jump!”.

    The only hope for the county now is that the new Governor will offer him a sufficiently enticing position so he can leave the county and hand the board over to Paula Yensen, who will then lose the next election to Pam Althoff.

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