Forgot to date the mailings, so I don’t know the order in which they arrived.
There is one from appointed Judge Justin Hansen and two from Democratic Party Challenger Jeannie Ridings.
First, Hansen’s, in which he tells Ridings’ description of A.J. Freund’s home:
“All signs of an ordinary household with children.”
Then, the piece notes, “But the police said the home was ‘filthy,” “cluttered, stale, musty” and had a “stench” and “the smell of urine and feces.”
Cited as the source is the Chicago Tribune on April 21, 2020.
On the back appears the ratings by attorneys.
Hansen if ratedrecommended; Ridings is not.
Ridings sent two mailings.
I’m guessing that this one with a photo of her husband and five children, which includes her education and background came first.
It strikes me as an introductory piece.
Note that this mailing, unlike the next one, her yard signs and big billboard, do not mention that she is a Democrat.
The back attacks the long-time practice of sitting judges’ resigning so that a replacement may have time on the bench as a Circuit Court Judge as an election qualification.
On what I assume is Ridings second mailing Ridings makes the pitch that she would be
- the first woman EVER elected without a prior appointment to serve as a Judge in McHenry County &
- be the first EVER Democratic candidate in the county to run for Judge and win!
The back is straight name identification building, plus telling readers that she is endorsed by the two incumbent Democratic Party Members of Congress, Lauren Underwood and Sean Casten.