Recent Financial Support for Steve Reick’s Campaign

Here’s what has showed up since the House Republican Organization transferred $100,000 to GOP State Rep. candidate Steve Reick’s campaign $11,693.61 – House Republican Organization for printing $11,693.61 – House Republican Organization for printing $2,000 – Citizens for [State Rep. … Continue reading

Bartman Reports Help from Farm Bureau and Operating Engineers Local 150

Reported today  to the Illinois State Board of Elections is $1,887.46 from the Illinois Farm Bureaus Political Action Committee, Illinois Farm Bureau ACTIVATOR Fund, for a mailing $1,595 for signs from International Union Operating Engineers 150-PAC … Continue reading

Franks Picks Up More Union Money

The latest union to give money to State Rep. Jack Franks is the Construction & General Laborers District Council of Chicago & Vicinity. The amount was $1,000. In addition, Franks reported receiving the following contributions: $1,000 – Arlington Park Racetrack,Arlington … Continue reading

Another Millionaire Gives to Millionaire Lying Jack Franks’ Campaign

Another millionaire with no stake in McHenry County has written a check to Jack Franks McHenry County Board Chairman campaign. He is Michael Sacks, CEO/Chairman of Grosvenor Capital Management. He gave $5,400 in his own name and the name of … Continue reading

Jack Franks – Labor Unions’ Million Dollar Man – Part 5

The numbers that commenter Mark gathered from contributions made by the Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers to the campaign fund of Jack Franks appear below. Here’s another contribution that appeared on the spreadsheet under the “I’s”: IL Dist Council 1 Intl Union … Continue reading

Two More Unions Kick Money In for John Bartman’s State Rep. Campaign

Two more labor unions have contributed $1,000 or more to the campaign of John Bartman, the Democrat who would replace Jack Franks in Springfield. They are $1,500 – IBEW Illinois PAC, Washington [International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers] $1,000 – SUAAction, Springfield … Continue reading

Personal and Family Funds for Ray Flavin

Haven’t looked at Democratic Party State’s Attorney candidate Ray Flavin’s campaign contributions yet, but with signs popping up, I figure it’s time to do so. He started his committee with $5,000 on July 13th. On July 22nd another $2,100 in-kind … Continue reading

Operating Engineers-Related PAC Gives Franks $25,000, More from Others

Jack Franks’ campaign for McHenry County Board Chairman just got a check for $25,000 from the Chicago Land Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC (see connection to Operating Engineers Local 150 here). (Certainly is it just a coincidence that the McHenry County … Continue reading

Chris Christensen Opens County Board Campaign Fund with $9,300

About-to-be appointed District 3 McHenry County Board member Chris Christensen has filed his first campaign finance report with the Illinois State Board of Elections. It says he has $9,300 so far. Two entities made contributions of $1,000 or more: $2,000 … Continue reading

Unions Kick in $16,000 More for Bartman Campaign

Democratic Party State Rep. candidate John Bartman reports today that three unions have contributed $16,000 more to his campaign to defeat Republican Steve Reick. The details are below: $10,000 – IUOE [International Union of Operating Engineers] LOCAL 150 LOCAL AREA … Continue reading

Steve Reick-Jeffrey Lichte Race Noted in Civil Justice League Report on Trial Lawyers Association Political Spending

Imagine my surprise when McHenry County Blog reporting showed up in a comprehensive report entitled, “Justice for Sale III,” by the Illinois Civil Justice League. It’s seems to be about how Illinois trial lawyers influence the political system, especially the selection … Continue reading