The first political entry in Johnsburg’s Saufen und Spiel Parade was that of McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks.
Jack Franks has a sign for every town in which there is a parade assuring residents that he loves them.
His truck came first.
Guess who was driving Jack Franks’ pickup.
When I saw Jeff Lichte driving Jack Franks’ truck, I yelled, “Hi, Jeff.” He waved back.
If you guessed Jeff Lichte, you were correct. He’s the one Democrats put up in the 2016 Republican primary election so that Franks would not have a real Republican opponent. (Links to article about that dirty trick attempt to install a sham Republican opposition candidate–just as Mike Madigan usually does–can be found in this article.)
The next shot was of dogs for Jack Franks.
People with dogs on leashes walked for Jack Franks.
Walking in front of a snowplow from the McHenry Township Highway Department, the McHenry County Board Chairman crossed the street.
Perhaps there was irony of Jack Franks being positioned in the Johnsburg Parade in front of a McHenry Township Road District snowplow. Franks positions himself as a proponent of government consolidation, yet he has not endorsed the fall referendum to put the McHenry Road District under the Township Board starting in 2021. He has, however, called for such a referendum in Algonquin Township.
Then he walked back across the street joining his wife Debby.
The McHenry Township Road District snowplow had Road Commissioner Jame Condon’s name on the lower right hand side of the front of the plow.
Jack and Debby Franks working the crown at the Johnsburg Parade.
One Friend of McHenry County Blog thought Franks was on the opposite side of the street from me so that I couldn’t get his photo, so he sent the one below.
Jack Franks was handing out stickers. In the background to the right of Franks’ shoulder one can see McHenry Township Road Commissioner James Condon.