Jack Franks: “Do You Believe in Transparency or Not?”

That’s the question that McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks asked at 3:05 of yesterday’s Committee of the Whole meeting. (Listen to it here.)

If Franks really believe in transparency, he would have provided what Kelly Liebman requested in a Freedom Information Act request without the County’s having been sued.

Read this post about Liebman’s suit:

McHenry County Hit with Freedom of Information Violation Suit for Denial of Information about Electronic Building Entrance and Exit Data for Jack Franks’ Patronage Employees

Franks, a man with a law license, drafted this denial himself:

McHenry County is in receipt of your FOIA request in which you are seeking copies of records of electronic entrance cards for Kevin Craver and Bridget Geenen from January 2019 to present.  The documents you requested are exempt from disclosure pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(d)(vi), which exempts documents that:

                (vi) endanger the life or physical safety of law enforcement personnel or any other person.

Your request is therefore denied.  You have a right, under 5 ILCS 140/9.5(a), to have the denial of your request reviewed by the Public Access Counselor (PAC) at the Office of the Illinois Attorney General. You can file your Request for Review with the PAC by writing to:                            

Public Access Counselor. Office of the Attorney General

500 South 2nd Street, Springfield, Illinois 62706

Fax: 217-782-1396

E-mail: publicaccess@atg.state.il.us

You also have the right, under 5 ILCS 140/11, to seek judicial review of your denial by filing a lawsuit in circuit court. If you choose to file a Request for Review with the PAC, you must do so within 60 calendar days of the date of this denial. Please note that you must include a copy of your original FOIA request and this denial when filing a Request for Review with the PAC.

Thank you,

Jack D. Franks

Chairman, McHenry County Board

Why might someone think the information requested might be incriminating?

Take a look at the photos of Franks’ employee Kevin Craver changing Franks’ campaign billboard on Route 14 near the railroad overpass:

Above is Kevin Craver changing Jack Franks campaign sign’s message on November 7, 2017 at about twenty minutes after two.

You can read the whole story by clicking on the title below:

County Employee Changes Jack Franks Campaign Sign in Mid-Afternoon of Work Day

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The Northwest Herald has reported nothing on the Liebman Freedom of Information suit nor on their former reporter’s doing political work for Franks in the middle of the afternoon.


Jack Franks: “Do You Believe in Transparency or Not?” — 11 Comments

  1. Kevin Craver: stop biting your toenails!

    It’s disgusting.

    Nobody wants to here about your night escapades.

  2. The Northworst Herald protects it’s benefactors and those they can get something of value in return.

    They’re not a news organization but a paid marketing and propaganda outlet source.

  3. The answer to the Question is yes, he believes in transparency, for everyone else but him.

  4. He also says……

    “Justice, Justice Thou Shalt Pursue”

    But another jackalope who talks the talk but doesn’t walk the walk.

    Others include in my opinion who talk a good game but are well beyond pathetic and pansies Shepley, Sagar and O’Kenneally!

  5. So Jack Franks wants to argue with a straight face that Kevin Craver, who was an infantryman for the U.S. Army, is afraid of Kelly Liebmann?

  6. Kevin Craver is fraudulent on so many levels. Where does one begin? He likes to lie. But look who he works for.

    I remember Craver waxing on how great Obama was. Pathetic.

  7. Jack Franks’ public patronage employee Kevin Craver appears to be doing the same job now that he did as Editor of the Northwest Herald: Serving and Expanding the Jack Franks Fiefdom…

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