McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks has now put the fifth of his supporters on the public payroll.
First were the two patronage hires in contravention of County Board Rules.
Next were the two appointees to the Lake in the Hills Sanitary District Board.
Now Woodstock Mayor Brain Sager has been appointed to replace Blake Hobso on the RTA Board.
Even while a Republican Precinct Committeeman, Sager lent his name to Franks as a member of his State Representative’s fundraising “Host Committee.”
When Franks ran for Chairman, Sager was one of many mayors and village presidents who endorsed him.
Criticized for doing so while being a GOP Committeeman, Sager resigned from that post.
The selection does not require confirmation by the McHenry County Board.