Patrick Kenneally Fundraiser at Three Oaks Recreation Area – Part 2

There was more mingling, but from the photos I took, it appears I was more interested in talking to  McHenry County Board members. Having been told Thursday night that a Request for Qualifications for a firm to seek companies interested … Continue reading

Walkup Rolls Out New Palm Card; Franks Emails Photos of It

Republican McHenry County Board Chairman candidate Mike Walkup distributed his new literature at Bill Prim’s Union, Illinois, fundraiser Thursday night. It created something of a stir. The most recent Mike Walkup campaign literature says, So, you think Jack Franks  is … Continue reading

One Percenter Jack Franks Holding $1,000 Minimum Fundraiser for Other Rich Guys in Oak Brook

Here’s an invitation to a Jack Franks’ fundraiser today that not many McHenry County residents probably received: It’s being held in Oak Brook at Gibson’s Bar & Steakhouse. The price of admission is a minimum of $1,000. For details about … Continue reading

“Man of the People” Jack Franks Holding $1,000 Minimum Fundraiser in Oak Brook

Here’s an invitation to a Jack Franks’ fundraiser that not many McHenry County residents probably received: It’s being held in Oak Brook at Gibson’s Bar & Steakhouse. The price of admission is a minimum of $1,000. For details about higher … Continue reading

Taxpayer Financed Lobbyists Continue Trying to Defeat Jack Franks’ Tax Cap Tightening Bill

Yesterday I saw Jack Franks and his father Herb in their Marengo law office, where I was waiting for a friend to complete an appointment. Jack didn’t pause to shake hands, but his father, whom I met while I was … 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

Jack Franks Says He Won’t Announce for Governor at Fund Raiser

Yesterday, McHenry County Blog reported on Chicago Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed’s surmising that State Rep. Jack Franks would announce for governor against Rod Blagojevich at an upcoming Chicago fund raiser co-hosted by Blagojevich father-in-law Chicago Alderman Dick Mell. Both Jack … Continue reading

Jack Franks Says He Won’t Announce for Governor at Fund Raiser

Yesterday, McHenry County Blog reported on Chicago Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed’s surmising that State Rep. Jack Franks would announce for governor against Rod Blagojevich at an upcoming Chicago fund raiser co-hosted by Blagojevich father-in-law Chicago Alderman Dick Mell. Both Jack … Continue reading

Jack Franks Dominates Springfield News Wednesday, But Fails To Earn Sun-Times Headline

Reading my Chicago Sun-Times at breakfast I noticed two stories about Springfield. One was of about State Rep. Jack Franks’ committee hearing about the $1 million promised to Pilgrim Baptist Church after the landmark building burned down. The million went … Continue reading

Jack Franks Dominates Springfield News Wednesday, But Fails To Earn Sun-Times Headline

Reading my Chicago Sun-Times at breakfast I noticed two stories about Springfield. One was of about State Rep. Jack Franks’ committee hearing about the $1 million promised to Pilgrim Baptist Church after the landmark building burned down. The million went … Continue reading

Does Democratic Party Chairman Want to Run Against State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi?

You may have wondered why McHenry County Republican Central Committee Chairman Bill LeFew is so angry at McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi. So do I, but today let’s explore the depth of LeFew’s angry. How angry is he? Eventual … Continue reading