Citizen Finds Favor with Woodstock Independent Editorial Trashing Joe Tirio

The following letter was published in the Woodstock Independent and is reprinted here with permission from it author Elliot Cassidy: Frivolous lawsuit attacks First Amendment Rights I want to thank the Independent for your recent Editorial about the frivolous lawsuit … Continue reading

Janice Dalton’s Missing Postage Report, Mary McClellan’s Spending for Judge Race

When former McHenry City Clerk Janice Dalton ran against McHenry County Recorder of Deeds Joe Tirio in the Republican Primary Election last year, she made a joint mailing with McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan, who was a candidate for Judge. … Continue reading

Evidence that Joe Tirio GOP Primary Opponent Janice Dalton Might Know More about the Illinois Integrity Fund Than She Told the Judge

A year ago, McHenry County Recorder of Deeds Joe Tirio was running against former McHenry City Clerk Janice Dalton. Dalton didn’t have much of a campaign if one leaves out the smear pieces from Jack Franks’ allies calling themselves the … Continue reading

Reader Reaction to Woodstock Independent Editorial Hit Piece on Joe Tirio – Part 3

Here’s a commentary from a Friend of McHenry County Blog on the Woodstock Independent’s Editorial attacking Joe Tirio, McHenry County Clerk, for daring to file a lawsuit to find out who defamed him last spring: Response to Woodtucky Independent Cheryl … Continue reading

Reader Reaction to Woodstock Independent Editorial Hit Piece on Joe Tirio – Part 2

Susan Handelsman, Seneca Township resident, had this reaction to the Woodstock Independent’s trashing of Joe Tirio, McHenry County Clerk: Independent editorial attacking honest reformer for standing up to Professional Political Class In response to the Woodstock Independent editorial attacking County … Continue reading

Transcript of Judge Kevin Costello’s August 23, 1918, Decision in the Case Seeking to Uncover Whose Behind the Illinois Integrity Fund’s Mailings Smearing Joe Tirio

Below is the court transcript of Judge Kevin Costello’s decision on allowing McHenry County Clerk Joe Tirio to proceed with his court efforts to learn which of Jack Franks’ allies were behind the defamatory mailings made by Breaker Press and … Continue reading

Reader Reaction to Woodstock Independent Editorial Hit Piece on Joe Tirio – Part 1

The first reaction to this week’s Woodstock Independent editorial, still not on the internet, attacking Joe Tirio for daring to file a lawsuit to discover who is responsible for maligning him came from Woodstock Republican Precinct Committeeman Richard Rostron: Very … Continue reading

Woodstock Independent Descends to Tabloid Level

The Woodstock Independent rarely covers anything in government above the municipal level of Woodstock, Bull Valley, sometimes Wonder Lake governments and the local school board. I only remember seeing a reporter elsewhere at one McHenry County College Board meeting. Nothing … Continue reading

Will Illinois Integrity Fund Frontmen, Jack Franks Face More Court Action?

Will Illinois Integrity Fund Fronts, Jack Franks Face More Court Action? A friend of McHenry County Blog that knows all of the candidates has told me that several have been interviewing numerous lawyers in the Chicagoland area with an eye … Continue reading

Tribune Article Increases Pressure on “Respondent in Discovery Jack D. Franks”

Here’s what popped up at 8:55 this morning on the Chicago Tribune website: SUBURBS ‘Crooked Joe’ campaign flyers prompt lawsuit as GOP clerk claims Chicago Dems secretly tried to sway election Raising the stakes in an ongoing political dispute, the … Continue reading

McHenry County Clerk Tirio Sues Noonan, Tenner, Illinois Integrity Fund; Jack Franks, Breaker Press Cited as “Respondents in Discovery”

Joe Tirio is continuing his quest to discover who is behind the three hit pieces defaming his name during the Republican nomination contest for McHenry County Clerk. His legal action explains that he is man of “good repute and credit” … Continue reading

NWH Reporter Predicts Trouble for Jack Franks in 2019

Fridays, the Northwest Herald sends out a free email on county government. Today, there is a prediction by Ed Komenda’s story resulting from last Friday’s Joe Tirio v. Breaker Press court hearing. That’s when Breaker Press President Richard Lewandowski mentioned … Continue reading

Sean Tenner Comments on Illinois Integrity Fund Controversy

One of Jack Franks’ election night guests, caught on camera by the Northwest Herald and published on its front page last Saturday, was Sean Tenner. Tenner of KNI was identified in Judge Kevin Costello’s court last Friday, along with Michael … Continue reading

Politician Other Than Jack Franks Called a Weasel

The December 19, 2018, Tribune column by John Kass calls Rod Blagojevich a “weasel.” One definition I found says a weasel is “a deceitful or treacherous person.” The Kass column would be of passing interest to McHenry County residents except … Continue reading

Northwest Herald Finally Recognizes Jack Franks Lies

When Breaker Press President Richard Lewandowski told the Friday courtroom that he had heard that McHenry County Board that he had heard that Jack Franks was involved Franks’ charade of non-involvement collapsed. Of course, it was obvious to anyone with … Continue reading

Detail of What Happened in Court Featuring Revelation of Jack Franks’ Allies Who Sent Mail Smearing Joe Tirio’s Name

Susan Handelsman was in the courtroom taking notes Friday at the trial in which McHenry County Clerk Joe Tirio was seeking to discover who was responsible for the numerous hit pieces aimed at ruining his reputation. This morning she wrote … Continue reading

Jack Franks’ 2000 Campaign Manager Revealed as Researcher for Joe Tirio Smear Pieces

With the threat of a stay in McHenry County’s gray bar hotel, Breaker Press President Richard Lewandowski spilled the beans regarding the identity of those behind the notorious hit pieces mailed against Joe Tirio’s McHenry County Clerk campaign. The printed … Continue reading