Jack Franks Still Running for State Rep. – Part 23

Looks as if CBS-TV got it wrong. No, it was the Associated Press, which wrote the story. State Rep. Jack Franks did not resign from the Illinois House of Representatives. He hasn’t even withdrawn his candidacy for his tenth re-election … Continue reading

Jack Franks Still Running for State Rep. – Part 22

State Rep.Jack Franks has an all-purpose bumper sticker that showed up this week. It doesn’t say what Franks is running for. Is it State Representative? Or County Board Chairman? Anyone reading McHenry County Blog knows that Jack Franks is running … Continue reading

Jack Franks Still Running for State Rep. – Part 21

Thanks to commenter Mark for this angle on State Rep. Jack Franks continued refusal to remove his name from the ballot for a tenth term as State Representative while, at the same time, running for McHenry County Board Chairman: As … Continue reading

Jack Franks Still Running for State Rep. – Part 20

Progress Illinois was another place that ran a story on Jack Franks’ seeking the McHenry County Board Chairmanship. It appears its source was the Northwest Herald. Part of what was printed said, “The population of our county is declining because … Continue reading

Dems Fill County Board Slots, But Leave Three Countywide Vacancies

Petitions have been filed to the McHenry County Board candidates that the Democratic Party Central Committee slated at that meeting they wouldn’t let me attend. New candidates are District 1 – Kathryn Potter District 2 – Jim Roden District 3 … Continue reading

Jack Franks Still Running for State Rep. – Part 17

Here’s another paper who got fooled by the Associated Press story about Jack Franks claim that he was dropping out of the State Rep. contest. Sunday, May 15th, the only reporter at the Democratic Party slating caucus, Pete Gonigam, wrote, “Franks qualified … Continue reading

NWH Poll Has 65% Saying County Board Should Not Widen Randall Road

No way to know if the Northwest Herald’s poll on Wednesday is representative or not–or even how many people took part, but the results were not the pro-rapid growth forces in McHenry County would have wanted. The question was Should … Continue reading

Jack Franks Still Running for State Rep. – Part 14

The Woodstock Independent trusts Jack Franks’ word. With no evidence but Jack Franks’ word, the paper included the following: “Franks’ withdrawal from the General Assembly race leaves the ballot spot open until the Democratic Party of McHenry County selects a … Continue reading

Committee Unanimously Approves End to County Board IMRF Pensions

Every member of the Human Resources Committee voted to abolish Illinois Municipal Retirement Pensions for County Board members starting in December. Outside the meeting members expressed the opinion that this will make the IMRF requirement for work logs go away. … Continue reading