Gonsiorek and Chritstensen Seek Republican District 3 Ballot Spot

So far, McHenry County Blog has identified two who wish to be candidates on the Republican ballot this fall to replace County Board member Nick Provenzano’s candidacy: Former Crystal Lake Grade School member and GOP Primary Election County Board candidate … Continue reading

Jack Franks, the Man Who Would Be King?

Commenter “Questioning” has listened to the interview of State Rep. Jack Franks on Justin Kaufmann’s WGN radio show on Wednesday night.  He had the following reaction: After listening to the interview, I draw the following conclusion: the little liar actually believes he … Continue reading

Walkup Reflects on Franks’ “I want to run McHenry County” Ambition

Jack Franks’ Republican opponent for the McHenry County Board Chairmanship wrote the following comment under the article about the ambition Franks’ revealed on Justin Kaufmann’s WGN radio show on Wednesday night: Here is how county government and the county chairman position … Continue reading

Dems Meeting Tonight in Richmond to Name County Board Replacement

Because Andrew Breen has withdrawn from the Democratic Party ballot, District 4 Precinct Committeemen have the right to replace him on the ballot. The following email came from Arne Waltmire, a man who ran for County Board there in 2014, … Continue reading

Jack Franks’ $2 Million Pension

In two years, when Jack Franks turns 55, he can start receiving his pension from the State of Illinois. He stands to collect $2.3 million. As of June 30, 2016, he contributed about $139,000. The taxpayers will foot the bill … Continue reading

Republicans Get Chance to Caucus in Replacement for Provenzano

So far this election season, the Democratic Party has been the one slating new or replacement candidates for various offices. The meetings have been held behind closed doors. Time will tell if the Republican Precinct Committeemen from McHenry County Board … Continue reading

Pols Missing the McHenry Parade

Democrats have gotten a lot of publicity in running County Board and countywide candidates for office. And replacing them when their first choices dropped out. McHenry has one of five pretty much “must appear” parades. The only Democrat with a … Continue reading

Mike Walkup Literature Surfaces at McHenry Parade

A four-color leaflet promoting Mike Walkup’s campaign for McHenry County Board Chairman was distributed at McHenry’s Fiesta Days Parade last Sunday. The front also points out that Walkup led the fight to cut $3 million from the property tax levied … Continue reading

Second Democratic Party County Board Candidate Drops Out

Minority parties have trouble recruiting candidates all over the country. June 24th, Democratic Party District 6 McHenry County Board candidate Allison Barnard withdrew her candidacy. The reason was that she was moving out of McHenry County. Yesterday, District 4 candidate … Continue reading

Franks Uses Tax Money To Pitch Campaign Issues

State Rep. Jack Franks is not running for re-election, instead opting to run for McHenry County Board Chairman. In a blast email he announced that on his first day in office he would cut McHenry County’s taxes by 10%. (That … Continue reading

Gasser Goes After Franks for Breaking Term Limits Pledge, Support of Madigan over 18 Years

McHenry County Board member and Algonquin Township Republican Party Chairman had a letter published yesterday in the Northwest Herald. It is published below with the permission of the author: Don’t Let Jack Franks Bring Madigan and Springfield to McHenry County … Continue reading

Mayors Endorsing Jack Franks

Just thought you’d like to know the mayors and village presidents who have endorsed Jack Franks as of 7-12-16: City of Harvard Mayor Jay Nolan City of McHenry Mayor Susan Low City of Woodstock Mayor Brian Sager Village of Algonquin … Continue reading