Franks Loses Second Freedom of Information Request Denial Appeal

For the second time since he has taken office as McHenry County Board Chairman, a Jack Franks’ denial of a Freedom of Information request from McHenry County Blog has been overturned. The first sentence of the latest missive from the … Continue reading

McHenry County Under Jack Franks Denies McHenry County Blog Part of News Media

According to a statement filed with the Public Access Division of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, McHenry County Blog is not a member of the media. You can read the reply to the Public Access Counselor’s request below: The letter … Continue reading

Illinois Blogger Calls Jack Franks a “Thug Pol” for Blocking Freedom of Information Requests

From Marathon Pundit. Re-published with permission. Illinois Democratic thug pol moves to silence blogger Illinois Democratic thuggery reaches far beyond Chicago. Take for instance Jack Franks of rural Marengo in McHenry County northwest of the city. When he was a … Continue reading

Jack Franks Moves to Limit McHenry County Blog Reporting

Friday afternoon McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks made a move to cut the timely release of information that will lead to stories I suspect a number of McHenry County Blog readers would find of interest. Let me first show … Continue reading

Judge Cowlin Hit with Campaign Literature Lack of ID Complaint

Steve Reick discovered two years ago that campaign pieces must tell who paid for it. One of his opponent State Rep. Jack Franks’ supporters complained that Reick’s billboard did not give that information. In the next billboard, Rieck put what … Continue reading

Anna May Miller Charged with “Prohibited Political Activity” by Bob Anderson

Imagine my surprise when I saw McHenry County Blog cited as the source of Wonder Lake Republican Precinct Committeeman Bob Anderson’s second Ethics Complaint against District 1 County Board member Anna May Miller. The part of the article that stimulated … Continue reading