Steve Reick-Jeffrey Lichte Race Noted in Civil Justice League Report on Trial Lawyers Association Political Spending

Imagine my surprise when McHenry County Blog reporting showed up in a comprehensive report entitled, “Justice for Sale III,”┬áby the Illinois Civil Justice League. It’s seems to be about how Illinois trial lawyers influence the political system, especially the selection … Continue reading

Union & Trial Lawyer Money Finances Three More Pieces Hitting Steve Reick and More

The goal of the no-name pop-up committee called is, quite simply, to destroy Steve Reick as an effective opponent against a cowering incumbent State Representative named Jack Franks. Franks, just two years from maxing out his legislative pension, is the … Continue reading

Two More of the Madigan Coalition Kick in $20,000 More to Kill Steve Reick Candidacy

Here’s another reason to attend the McHenry Township Republican Meet & Greet and Candidates’ Forum at the Johnsburg Community Club right across from St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on Sunday afternoon from 3-6. The cost for the corned beef and cabbage … Continue reading

McHenry County Blog Helps WBBM Radio Catch an Advertising Error

Earlier today, I apparently misread what I heard and didn’t hear before two political advocacy ads on News Radio 78. The Illinois State Rifle Association is running an ad which encourages people who support the Second Amendment rights to bear … Continue reading

WBBM Thinks Some Ads More Political Than Others

Over a two-day period, I heard two issue advocacy radio ads on WBBM. One was preceded by a disclaimer saying it was a political ad. The other wasn’t. The one with the disclaimer, making it less likely that people would … Continue reading

Political Action Committee Donations for Jack Franks

Yesterday, McHenry County Blog listed the contributions from individuals and businesses during the last half year of 2008. $36,150 were listed in contributions from political action committees on the Franks campaign disclosure form. They follow in descending order. (An alphabetic … Continue reading

Political Action Committee Donations for Jack Franks

Yesterday, McHenry County Blog listed the contributions from individuals and businesses during the last half year of 2008. $36,150 were listed in contributions from political action committees on the Franks campaign disclosure form. They follow in descending order. (An alphabetic … Continue reading

Unopposed Jack Franks Pulls in $4,000, While Mike Tryon, with an Opponent, Gets $2,000

State Rep. Jack Franks isn’t running against anyone, but organizations are still putting large chunks of money into his political action committee. Here are the most recently reported contributions, reported Tuesday, October 7th: $1,000 – Construction & Genl Laborers Dist … Continue reading

Unopposed Jack Franks Pulls in $4,000, While Mike Tryon, with an Opponent, Gets $2,000

State Rep. Jack Franks isn’t running against anyone, but organizations are still putting large chunks of money into his political action committee. Here are the most recently reported contributions, reported Tuesday, October 7th: $1,000 – Construction & Genl Laborers Dist … Continue reading