McHenry Police are again warning people that Route 120 will be jammed because the VFW’s Queen of Hearts drawing.
Big money at stake.
Raffle tickets have two parts.
Both have the same number.
In tonight’s raffle, the buyer has one half, while the VFW keeps the other for the drawing.
Last week McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks criticized Recorder and candidate for County Clerk Joe Tirio of buying raffle tickets.
From the press coverage, one would have thought that Tirio was buying tickets for the VFW raffle.
He was not.
The raffle tickets were to be used if the computers went down..
In such an emergency the Recorder’s Office would give one half of the ticket to a person filing a document and keep the other half.
Nothing nefarious or wasteful about it at all.