The resolution that would allow McHenry County Chairman Jack Franks to buy stuff to give away at business expos and elsewhere for “cicic engagement” was sent back to the committee by the Board Tuesday night.
Franks, as readers of McHenry County Blog know, sent his patronage worker Oliver Serifini to the McHenry Chamber of Commerce Business Expo in February of 2017 to pass out his campaign stickers and emery boards that were used in his 2016 campaign.
Discussion on the comment boards under several articles about the requested “laying on of hands” resolution pointed out that other countywide officials use their money for similar name identification enhancement purposes.
The commenters suggested that no county official be allowed to spend taxpayer money that way.
Illinois Leaks, which blew the whistle on this, still wonders what part of state law Franks will cite that says such purchases are legal.
The day of the vote, McHenry County Republican Party Chairman Diane Evertsen sent an email asking recipients to contact their County Board members.
Twenty-three of the twenty-foiur are Republicans, but Franks regularly is able to muster majority Board votes.