An Example of Why the Advice, “Be Careful What You Post on Facebook,” Is Good Advice

This 4th of July weekend, McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks posted a photo of himself with a big pike. He, his father and Democratic Party poohbahs go fishing in Canada the end of each June. Nothing wrong with that, … Continue reading

LITH Sanitary District Trustee Point-Counterpoint

As I take a look at the moves and counter moves involved in the fight over who has the right to appoint the $6,000 a year Lake in the Hills Sanitary District Trustees, I’m taken back to my favorite course … Continue reading

Victor Franks Distributes $12,000 a Year Spoils to Fellow Democrats

“Follow the money.” That’s the advice Woodward and Bernstein adopted during the Watergate Scandal. I figured that might still be good advice with regard the Lake in the Hills Sanitary District scuffle. There are three trustees who govern the Sanitary … Continue reading

Jack Franks says,”Shenangans;” In Other News, Pot Calls Kettle Black

The Northwest Herald, as with all other media took no interest in the 40-year old Lake in the Hills Sanitary District until Jack Franks took umbrage at being being outmaneuvered in a game of government control. But, before we get … Continue reading

MCC Considering Resolution Asking Legislators to Repeal Prevailing Wage

I’m willing to bet that the McHenry County College Board room will be packed with the hall crowded for the consideration of a resolution to “urge the Illinois State elected officials representing the McHenry County College attendance area to create … Continue reading

Jack Franks/Peter Austin/John Jung Won’t Allow Craig Wilcox’ Special Meeting on Firing Franks’ Patronage Employees

The following email was sent to Human Resources Chairman John Jung and McHenry County Administrator Peter Austin: Call for Human Resources Cmte meeting on June 13, 2017 Mr. Jung, Mr. Austin, Mr. Wilcox (District 4), Pursuant to the fact the … Continue reading

GOP Recommends Either Dave Stieper or Ralph Sasso to Replace Andrew Gasser on County Board

A press release from McHenry County Republican Party Chairman Sandra Salgado: County Board Vacancy District 1 The McHenry County Republican Party is excited to announce our two candidate nominees for the County Board vacancy in District 1. Mr. Gasser served … Continue reading

Republican Orville Brettman Running for McHenry County Board in District 6

A press release from Orville Brettman announcing his candidacy for the McHenry County Board: ORVILLE H. BRETTMAN ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR McHENRY COUNTY BOARD DISTRICT A Genuine Conservative Republican Pledges to Bring Community & Business Experience, Sound Judgment, and Know-How to … Continue reading

The Resume Bob Miller Sent to County Board Members in His Attempt to Replace Andrew Gasser

Here is the resume that former Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner sent with his letter requesting appointment to the McHenry County Board to replace current Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner Andrew Gasser: 5-26-17 Bob Miller Sends Letter Seeking Support for County Board … Continue reading

Franks Enters Republican Politics More Overtly Than Attending GOP Fund Raisers

Based upon his position as McHenry County Board Chairman, Democrat Jack Franks has the statutory authority to nominate a replacement for recently-resigned Republican County Board member Andrew Gasser. Gasser resigned to devote his efforts to his new position as Algonquin … Continue reading

Does McHenry County Need Paid Lobbyists or Will Our Congressmen & Their Staffs Suffice?

A piece written by for McHenry County Board member Ersel Schuster: Federal Lobbyists Not Needed It is difficult to believe those elected to represent us, at all levels of government, did not get the resounding message of the 2016 election. … Continue reading

Jack Franks Tries to Avoid the Heavy Lifting in Budget Cutting by Forming Still Another Special Committee

The following was written by former McHenry County Board member Ersel Schuster: Resolution establishing an ad hoc committee to reduce taxes by 10% During the campaign leading up to the 2016 general election, then candidate for County Board Chairman Jack … Continue reading