Insull and the ICC

I have previously told of my encounter with Samuel Insull’s secretary on a train ride to Springfield. He told me that Insull got tired of bribing the Illinois General Assembly. Insull decided that creating a Commerce Commission would be cheaper … Continue reading

Why Was Jack Franks the Only Democrat to Vote “No” on the Congressional Remap?

I commented on State Rep. Jack Franks’ having criticized the reapportionment process, but voting for the terribly gerrymandered map his Democratic Party leaders concocted for the Illinois General Assembly. The article was entitled, “Jack Franks Wants It Both Ways on … 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