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

Campaign Advice for Steve Reick and Mike Walkup

From commenter “Priest”: Mike and Steve, you cannot intellectualize your way to winning any political seat except by accident. You both are running in a year which favors your winning for many reasons historical, political, economic, psychological and sociological. This … Continue reading

Thumbs Down to Northwest Herald’s Silence on Who Skipped the League of Women Voters’ Candidates’ Forum

Each Saturday, the Northwest Herald has followed the example of the Daily Herald and published a series of  “Thumbs Up” and “Thumbs Down” in place of an editorial. Today McHenry County’s paper of record said, “Thumbs Down,” to candidates who … Continue reading

Operating Engineers-Related PAC Gives Franks $25,000, More from Others

Jack Franks’ campaign for McHenry County Board Chairman just got a check for $25,000 from the Chicago Land Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC (see connection to Operating Engineers Local 150 here). (Certainly is it just a coincidence that the McHenry County … Continue reading

Rate Hiking Electric Company President Gives Maximum Contribution to Jack Franks

And here they are: $5,400 Anne Pramaggiore, CEO & President, Barrington $1,000 – Illinois State AFL-CIO, Springfield Not mentioned is Anne Pramaggiore’ company. It’s the electric power company, Exelon. Exelon owns Commonwealth Edison, for whom Jack Franks cast a vote … Continue reading

Mike Walkup’s Talks of Jack Franks “Lies” at the League of Women Voter’s Forum the Democrat Stiffed

Here’s the five-minute talk that Republican County Board Chairman candidate Mike Walkup gave Monday at the League of Women Voters event that Democrat Jack Franks refused to attend: Mike Walkup’s Address to the League of Women Voter’s Forum This is … Continue reading

More Voters Say Politicians Make False Promises to Get Elected

Look at the following headline from an article published yesterday by Rasmussen Reports in the context of Jack Franks making false promise to cut property tax bills 10%. The article’s first paragraph is below: An overwhelming majority of voters continues … Continue reading

GOP Precinct Committee Trashes Jack Franks for Refusal to Debate Mike Walkup

This scorching comment from Republican Precinct Committeeman John Radke appeared under the story about Jack Franks stiffing the McHenry County League of Women Voters: Where was Franks? The empty seat was as empty as his promises. What is Jackie boy … Continue reading