Expunging the Illinois House Record: Now for Rep. Stephanie Kifowit and Then for Rep. Jack Franks

This part of Tribune columnist John Kass’ Golden Moutza of the Month piece might interest local readers when put into juxtaposition with with what State Rep. Jack Franks did years ago:

“Kifowit the Nitwit deserves a huge moutza!” said Sheila Kelly Ames, who wasn’t alone.

Ames was referring to the Democratic state representative from Oswego.

Last week, [Stephanie] Kifowit [D] said loudly and publicly that she wanted to dump bacterial poison into the water supply of the family of Republican state Rep. Tom Breen of Lombard, who had dared to disagree with her.

Breen wondered about personal injury attorneys cashing in on lawsuits at the Downstate Quincy veterans home, where more than a dozen residents died of Legionnaires’ disease.

Kifowit’s response?

“I would like to make him (Breen) a broth of Legionella and pump it into the water system of his loved one, so that they can be infected, they can be mistreated, they can sit and suffer by getting aspirin instead of being properly treated and ultimately die. And we are talking about our nation’s heroes,” said Kifowit, a Marine veteran.

Then she claimed her comments had been “misrepresented” or “misheard.” And then her political master, Democratic Boss Mike Madigan, allowed her comments to be expunged from the official record.

Lie and lie again.

Here is the tie to McHenry County:

Jack Franks in 1998

In an article about the Kifowit incident published on November 28, 2018, State Journal-Register Associated Press reporter John O’Connor remembered the last time a State Representative was allowed to remove comments from the official verbatim House record:

“Scrubbing the record is rare.

“The House did it in 2001 when former Democratic Rep. Jack Franks of Marengo, debating health care lawsuits, used the hypothetical example of a phalloplasty, or penis enlargement, or penis enlargement, procedure undergone by then-House Republican Leader Lee Daniels of Elmhurst.”


Expunging the Illinois House Record: Now for Rep. Stephanie Kifowit and Then for Rep. Jack Franks — 6 Comments

  1. Will Kirk excuse this mistake too?

    After all he is owning it.

    Kirk, we need you tell us what to think about this.

  2. I’ve never heard that story before.

    It sounds like Jack was just as classy back in the day.

    Maybe there was some hypothetical psychological projection going on there.

  3. Thanks for digging this out!

    Franks has been a publicly paid weasel since 1997!?

    Yes, he lied about term limiting himself to two terms and has been lying his ass off ever since.

  4. He will get away with what he did to Tirio.

    He always does… He’s a Chicago politician with all the right connections.

    He doesn’t care who he steps on.

    It’s always the honest, hardworking people who suffer.

    Political ambition is more important than the taxpayers who voted them into office.

    Because once your in office, (they) rely on the ignorance of the people who put them there.

    We are all too busy trying to make ends meet, raising kids, and worrying about how the hell to pay our bills.

    We don’t have the time or wherewithal to be watchdogs…so very sad…they always get away with it….

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