Republicans and Democrats Give Jack Franks Another Hook to Attack County Board

Yesterday’s meeting of the McHenry County Board’s Management Services Committee resulted in inaction on the issue of putting a question on the April ballot asking whether voters want a direct election for County Board Chairman in 2014 has given Democrat … Continue reading

Jack Franks Calls Again in Favor of His County Executive Referendum

This afternoon came the third robo-call from Jack Franks urging people to vote for his County Executive referendum. You can read the text of the first one here. The last time he called, State Rep. Jack Franks (D-Marengo) told people … Continue reading

Ryan Heuser Sends Second Attack Against Potential Jack Franks’ Opponents Ersel Schuster & Diane Evertsen, Among the Most Conservative County Board Members

Labeling himself a “tax fighter,” Jack Franks-backed Democrat Ryan Heuser has launched a second attack on two of the most conservative Republicans on the McHenry County Board. Hueser again uses a mailing to push for passage of Jack Franks’ County … Continue reading

Jack Franks Endorses Candidate Attacking Conservatives Ersel Schuster & Diane Evertsen

I hate to tell you, “I told you so,” but the McHenry County Republican Party’s failure to allow Tonya Franklin to try to get on the ballot to oppose Jack Franks has indeed allowed him to play around more than … Continue reading

Two Ken Koehler Pieces Arrive Today

It’s a beautiful Saturday with people out raking leaves, taking leisurely walks and talking to neighbors. And, I’ve been knocking on doors trying to convince people to vote against Jack Franks’ referendum to create a County Executive form of government. … Continue reading

Mike Tryon’s Arguments against the Referendum to Impose a County Executive Form of Government

It’s a bit over 3 minutes of State Rep. and former McHenry County Board Chairman Mike Tryon’s arguments Wednesday night in opposition State Rep. Jack Franks’ referendum to concentrate power in one person, a County Executive. Even being spliced together, … Continue reading

After the County Executive Debate

One of the problems that State Rep. Jack Franks has with passing his pet referendum is that he does not have a unified Democratic Party behind him. Take, for example, Paula Yensen, the wife of the McHenry County Democratic Party … Continue reading

Franks, Heatedly, and Tryon, More Calmly, Debate County Executive Form of Government

I haven’t had the opportunity to see State Rep. Jack Franks turn up the heat in a debate for a long time, but tonight he had all four burners turned on high. The problem was, the man he wanted to … Continue reading

County Executive Debate Between Jack Franks and Mike Tryon at MCC Tonight

This email from Patriots United explains the big doings at McHenry County College tonight at 7: Referendum Impact Forum on Wednesday, October 17 Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the event will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The … Continue reading