McHenry County Board member Chuck Wheeler gave a member comment so long that I’ll break it up into several posts.
Here’s the beginning:
First off, I think you will be surprised that I am not going to be asking for your resignation.
The presumption of innocence has always been a tenant of our democracy.
You are free to stay in your office defend your innocence every month bringing down your family, this County and your party.
Well Mr. Franks I would like to have said that I was surprised by the recent allegations which finally surfaced from Springfield last week, but I can’t say that I was.
Democratic Board Chairman Franks, you have a reputation for making women cry in public meetings from your bullying tactics.
While it might be acceptable behavior in Springfield, or Chicago this has no place here in McHenry County.
Seriously, the allegation now on the table is that you committed criminal sexual assault.
And for those of you who aren’t up on legal jargon that is defined as RAPE!
I realize that an allegation is not proof of a crime, but the proverbial question must be asked is why are the Capitol Police required to escort you when you visit the Capital?
This is unheard of but none the less ordered by your own Democratic Speaker of the House Mike Madigan.
In all my years, I have never heard of a Member of the House having this type of scrutiny being exalted upon them.
That being the case I think that we here as a County Board have a responsibility to discuss if the same restrictions should be placed on you here in the county?
And if so for how long?
At this point, we as County Board members knowing this, have at the very least, a fiduciary responsibility to ask these questions.
If the Speaker of the House won’t let him roam unescorted why should
we, and why are we?
I am hereby requesting that Mr. Novack our Chair of Law Government and Liquor add the following item of discussion to the agenda in Executive
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