Jack Franks Breaks Transparency, Accountability Pledges at Town Hall Meetings

Woke up this morning reflecting on Jack Franks’ reported refusal to engage in public debate tonight at McHenry County College with his Republican opponent for the McHenry County Board Chairmanship with Mike Walkup.  (All the other county candidates for contested … Continue reading

Nunda Township Picnic Wet, But Not Rained Out

The rain has pretty much stopped by the time the Nunda Township Republican Picnic began at 11 AM Saturday at Crystal Lake’s Veterans Acres. The grass was wet. And organizers had figured out that they had brought too much food. … Continue reading

Democrats in Algonquin Parade

Yesterday Republicans in Algonquin’s Founders Day Parade were featured. Today we look at the Democrats. Behind the banner was a young man carrying a “Thank You Bernie” sign, plus one opposed to the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement being pushed by … Continue reading

Franks Makes It Through Convention Week without NWH Revealing He Was a Hillary Clinton Delegate

Maybe I missed a story earlier, but the one I read that was run by the Northwest Herald after Hillary Clinton was named the Democrats’ Presidential candidate did not mention that McHenry County’s own State Rep. Jack Franks was a … Continue reading

Pols Missing the McHenry Parade

Democrats have gotten a lot of publicity in running County Board and countywide candidates for office. And replacing them when their first choices dropped out. McHenry has one of five pretty much “must appear” parades. The only Democrat with a … Continue reading

“A Republic, If You Can Keep It”

William Parrott of McHenry has a letter to the Chicago Tribune published today.  It is reprinted below with his permission: It’s our republic — let’s remember that U.S. House oversight revelations with new details surrounding the travesty of Benghazi in … Continue reading

Jack Franks Can’t Carry His County for Clinton, Aguilar Runs First in 14th Congressional District

This year, as in 2008, State Rep. Jack Franks was a big Hillary Clinton supporter. Had he supported fellow legislator Barack Obama, he probably could have been a Federal Judge by now (or at least a Magistrate Judge). When one … Continue reading

Local Presidential Delegate/Alternate Candidates

Looking at the State Board of Elections web site for McHenry County residents who have filed for National Convention Delegate or Alternate Delegate yielded what follows. If Donald Trump sweeps the Illinois Republican Primary Election, four people will be at … Continue reading