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

“John Doe,” Claiming to be Part of Illinois Integrity Fund, Asks to Join Case Against Jack Franks’ Ally’s Printer to Seek Minimum Contempt of Court Penalty

The court case that Joe Tirio has filed against Breaker Press, the printer of postcards designed to nominate GOP opponent Janice Dalton County Clerk and, non-coincidentally, help the fall campaign of Democrat Andrew Giorgi, gets stranger and stranger. The suspense … Continue reading

Appellate Court Denies Jack Franks’ Ally’s Printer’s Appeal to Stop Illinois Integrity Fund Identification Process

Breaker Press and Janice Dalton, sued to find out who was responsible for sending smear mailings to hurt the campaign of McHenry County Clerk candidate Joe Tirio, filed an appeal with the 2nd Appellate Court to prevent Associate Judge Kevin … Continue reading

Jail for Jack Franks’ Ally’s Printer and Losing GOP County Clerk Candidate?

That’s what McHenry County Clerk Joe Tirio’s attorney Philip Prossnitz proposes be the penalty for their attorney Natalie Harris’ refusal to turn over the identity of the Jack Franks’ allies who sent postcards smearing Tirio and other Franks’ critics last … Continue reading

NWH Never, Never Mentions Jack Franks’ Name in Articles about the Illinois Integrity Fund’s Smear Mailings

The Northwest Herald builds on the documents from Breaker Press attorney Natalie Harris published yesterday on McHenry County Blog in an article today. Despite the fact that mailings by Breaker Press in the Republican Primary Election attacked only vocal opponents … Continue reading

Attorney for Jack Franks’ Ally’s Printer Refuses to Follow Court Order to Reveal Identities of Originators of Smear Mail, But Admits She Now Represents “s/he/the[m]”

Yesterday, Natalie Harris of Mendel Menkes LLC, attorney for Breaker Press and losing Republican County Clerk candidate Janice Dalton blew off Judge Kevin Costello’s court order by refusing to provide the identities of who was responsible for the hit pieces … Continue reading

Jack Franks’ Ally’s Printer Ignores Court Order to Turn Over Smear Mailer’s Identity by Noon

McHenry County Associate Judge Kevin Costello ordered the attorney for Breaker Press, Natalie Harris, to turn over, in writing, the identities of those responsible for the defamatory hit pieces against McHenry County Clerk candidate Joe Tirio by noon on Thursday. … Continue reading

Tribune Notices Joe Tirio’s Suit Against Jack Franks’ Ally’s Printer

You might want to read the Chicago Tribune’s take on the latest development in McHenry County Clerk Joe Tirio’s legal quest to discover which one of McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks’ allies besmirched his reputation. If so, click on … Continue reading

Jack Franks’ Hit Piece Smearing Ally’s Printer Ordered to Identify Perpetrators by Thursday

Breaker Press, the printer and mail house that sent defamatory post cards against McHenry County Clerk candidate Joe Tirio and four County Board candidates critical of Board Chairman Jack Franks has been order to reveal the identities of those responsible … Continue reading

Jack Franks’ Smear Mailing Ally Uses Court Order Appeal to Further Delay Identity Revelation

During the March 2018 primary slanderous and defamatory fliers were mailed to thousands of households in McHenry County. The mailings were done by an organization that called itself the Illinois Integrity Fund. The cost for the three mailings was in … Continue reading

Which Jack Franks’ Ally Is Having a Bad Week?

Thursday Associate Judge Kevin Costello ruled that McHenry County Recorder of Deeds Joe Tirio could learn who is responsible for the smear mailings made by Chicago’s Breaker Press during last spring’s Republican Primary Election. Vicious hit pieces were not only … Continue reading

Inoculation by Litigation

Prior to the Primary Election allies of Jack Franks sent scurrilous postcards against Recorder of Deeds Joe Tirio’s candidacy for the Republican nomination for McHenry County Clerk. The beneficiary in the GOP Primary Election was the former Clerk of the … Continue reading

Illinois Integrity (sic) Fund Identity Postponed Until December

McHenry County Clerk candidate Joe Tirio was in court today again in a suit against Breaker Press. That is the printer of the smear pieces claiming he had taken a vacation using a “slush fund,” as well as hired “cronies” … Continue reading

Joe Tirio Cleared in Campaign Finance Complaint from Active Jack Franks’ Supporter

It doesn’t take a political expert to figure out that McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks does not want Joe Tirio elected McHenry County Clerk. Consider that Tirio’s campaign for Recorder of Deeds was based on the theme of consolidating … Continue reading

Democratic McHenry County Board Member Paula Yensen Uses “Slush Fund” to Criticize Joe Tirio, the Same Way the Illinois Integrity (sic) Fund Did in Anonymous Primary Hit Pieces

Former McHenry¬† County Board member Ersel Schuster gives her take on the interaction of Republicans on the McHenry County Board with Democratic Party Board Chairman Jack Franks after his strident criticism of Recorder of Deeds (and, more importantly, GOP County … Continue reading

Two Views of the Carpenters Union

The Chicago Sun-Times, now owned by labor unions, ran the following ad on Labor Day: Here’s another view of the union, a photo of Business Representative and Organizer Rondald Eck, who earns¬†$115,373 a year, according to UnionFacts.com. At a heading … Continue reading

NWH Coverage of Joe Tirio’s Court Date Seeking Subpoena Power to Go After Breaker Press for Identity of Illiinois Integrity (sic) Fund

The headline of this Saturday Northwest Herald article on Thursday afternoon’s suit by Recorder of Deeds Joe Tirio against Breaker Press makes me what to read it, if only because it is almost opposite of my own: Judge partially denies … Continue reading