Jack Franks Called Out for #MeToo Scrutiny by Former Board Member Donna Kurtz

Former McHenry County Board member Donna Kurtz took the podium at Tuesday night’s Board meeting and here is what she said:

Public Comment by Donna Kurtz to the McHenry County Board

Former Coroner Dr. Anne Majewski

Though I have stepped away from public life I still love McHenry County, and I want it to continue to be a great place to live and work, raise a family, and to welcome diversity & inclusion for everyone.

However, it is difficult to have a healthy McHenry County when this County Board allows this Chairman to create an unhealthy environment fueled with threats and vindictiveness.

So, Board Members, why have you allowed the denigration of dedicated public servants such as

  • our past Coroner, and
  • our current Regional Superintendent of Education, and
  • our County Auditor?
Leslie Schemerhorn

The harassment and attempts to humiliate them and undermine their service, by the Chairman, is both

  • reprehensible and
  • unparalleled

from my previous 8 years on the County Board.

The fact that these office holders, who have been bullied and vilified by this Chairman—are all women begs the question—

Could this be a pattern of behavior?

Auditor Shannon Teresi

That is something that should send a chill up everyone’s spine.

Martin Luther King said,

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter”.

Specifically, it is sad that our women county board members have allowed fellow elected officials to be treated so deplorably.

You must realize your silence was powerfully translated as support for this thuggish behavior.

In a world that has thankfully embraced the ME TOO Movement, it is remarkable that women County Board Members, and our Democratic women in particular, have been so tone deaf on this harassment, and the specter of violence, fear, and anxiety that harassment can create in the

Now, it has become time for this Board to restore mutual respect, decorum, and valuing of diversity by taking back its power and authority from this Chairman.

The Springfield approach—giving a chairman absolute power—leads to a cesspool benefiting only the powerful and the rich, and not the people of our beloved McHenry County.

Board Members, it is not too late to step up your game.

Please undertake these steps without delay:

  1. Hold a Special Board Meeting.
  2. Get the Board Rules changed to empower the committees—as done previously.
  3. Then begin to do the real work of the people—which may include holding this Chairman accountable.


Jack Franks Called Out for #MeToo Scrutiny by Former Board Member Donna Kurtz — 11 Comments

  1. Boo how, ultra RINO-ette Donna Kurtz.

    Cry me a river Prima-Donna.

    You set the stage for Franks’ ascendency, now you croak about it.

    Why don’t You and Pam Althoff & Paula Yensen form a special committee w/ C. Schofield and Al Jourdan’s ghost and come up with a Me Too Coup plan?

  2. Trump to Award Medal of Freedom to Charles Manson

    “Charlie was a great leader, whose followers were willing to do anything – and I do mean anything – to please him. The man had a 100% approval rating among his supporters at the time he was railroaded into prison – and it’s about time that kind of leadership was recognized,” said Trump upon making the announcement.

    “It’s just a shame that the MoF has to be awarded posthumously due to the nation’s failure to acknowledge Charlie’s brilliance during his lifetime.”

    Rumour has it that future posthumous Medal of Freedom recipients will include Jeffrey Epstein, Benedict Arnold, and the Boston Strangler.


    So nice to see this information finally reported to the public.

    Jack Franks has been allowed to be a vindictive bully for way too long.


  4. The Deer Slayer, so interesting that you should bring up Al Jordan

    Thankfully “BIG AL” has no more power and or influence in McHenry County.

    In fact, Al probably cultivated and empowered Jack Franks.

    As a “MATTER OF FACT” I was told by people in law enforcement that AL Jordan was the leader of the Mafia in McHenry County.

  5. If you think Pam Althoff didn’t know every thing about Jack Franks’ behavior in Springfield, I have a bridge for sale.

    BTW , why is Carlos Acosta still on the County Board?

  6. dentbla as long as he’s giving medals to killers, traitors, and perverts why don’t we add Bill and Hillary to the list, he could kill two birds with one stone.

    Throw in Obama and Kerry, just for good measure, for selling out Iraq to the Iranians.

    You could give one to old Uncle Joe, but wait, Obama already did that for nepotism above and beyond the call of duty.

    How about Adam Schiff for his outstanding contribution in the field of Fantasy Literature.

    Maybe AOC, who recently found out what a garbage disposal was, for single handedly moving women’s issues forward by making all “dumb blond jokes” obsolete.

  7. Will Franks’ wife be forced to put out these ‘eruptions’?

  8. This Franks thing smells, sounds like a coup too me. a

    lthough I’m still waiting for my 11% tax reduction that Franks has promised from the beginning

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