When Breaker Press President Richard Lewandowski told the Friday courtroom that he had heard that McHenry County Board that he had heard that Jack Franks was involved Franks’ charade of non-involvement collapsed.
Of course, it was obvious to anyone with minimal deductive power that the common denominator in the hate mailings against County Clerk candidate Joe Tirio, plus County Board candidates Chuck Wheeler, Michael Rein, Ersel Schuster and Orv Brettman was that all had been severe critics of Democrat Jack Franks.
When the Northwest Herald could not reach Franks for comment after the hearing, it looked in its archives to find what Franks had said during the GOP Primary Election.
Here is what was found:
He said he did not,
but he commended its mailers. [Emphasis added.]
“‘It’s refreshing,‘ Franks said, ‘to see someone push back against an entrenched, entitled group that’s done a pretty poor job for a really long time.”
So, now NWH readers can see that Jack Franks lied.
No wonder this campaign piece from the 2016 County Board piece from Mike Walkup urging voters to keep county government “CLEAN” got under Jack Franks’ skin.
The lie about apparently knowing nothing about the GOP Primary Election hit pieces, even though two Chicago Democratic Party operatives connected to him ended up to be the case (memorialized by an election night picture on the front page of Saturday’s front page), reminds one of Jack Franks’ CUT 10 lie.
There was, of course, the unambiguous campaign logo below, put on everything from literature to bottles of water to wristbands:
Consider the campaign mailing below in conjunction of the CUT 10 logo.
“Cut All Property Taxes 10%.”
Late in the campaign, when people with more knowledge about the property tax system than the ordinary voter, especially editorial boards, talked with Franks, he retreated from the promise of his logo and on the above mailing by saying he was only talking about cutting county government’s tax levy by 10%.
Cutting county government’s tax bill by 10% would result in a 1% cut in one’s real estate tax bill.
During the County Board Chairmanship campaign, a website appeared called LyingJackFranks.com.
Checking to see if it is still active, I found it up, but with no entries for almost a year.
Seems like it might be time for an update.