Jack Franks Still Running for State Rep. – Part 30

State Rep. Jack Franks is after more Chicago money. You might think he is running for State Representative. Wait a minute. He is. Of course, all the reporters covering the McHenry County Board chairmanship announcement said that Franks was leaving … Continue reading

Franks Sat. Fundraiser Hosts

State Rep. Jack Franks is holding his annual breakfast fundraiser this Saturday morning at Donley’s south of Union. The price is $40 per person, but the Democrat is willing to accept more. $2,500 is listed on the back. Committee members … Continue reading

Jack Franks Sets Chicago Mike Madigan Fund Raiser

Democratic Party State Rep. Jack Franks is mining for gold in Chicago Wednesday night at the Paris Club, 59 W. Hubbard, Chicago. The minimum price is $250 for the unopposed candidate for State Rep. Unopposed because the McHenry County Republican … Continue reading

Franks Raising Money

Yesterday, McHenry County Blog ran a story about State Rep. Jack Franks (D-Marengo) having spent almost $208,000 or $8.86 per vote. The “News and Events” page of Franks’ campaign web site highlights a Maggiano’s Little Italy fund raiser in Chicago. … Continue reading

Ed Burke Only Identifed Contributor to Sheriff Keith Nygren

McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren ran a $51,822.74 campaign last fall when he overwhelmingly won re-election. But he wasn’t in fund raising mode. Only $600 was contributed to his campaign. The only one that was identified was from the Burnham … Continue reading

Who’s on the Jack Franks’ Bandwagon?

State Rep. Jack Franks (D-Marengo), obviously preparing for a statewide run before campaign contribution limits take effect, reported raising $1,319,769.37 during the first half of 2009. (In case you are interested in what he spent during the last six months, … Continue reading

Ed and Anne Burke’s Tax Bill Lower than Ours in Crystal Lake

Senior Chicago Alderman Ed Burke and his Illinois Supreme Court Justice wife Anne own a big house in Chicago. Chicago Tribune reporter Tim Novak wrote Monday about the approval of zoning breaks that were necessary for it to be built … Continue reading