Questioning Jack Franks Patronage Hire End Run Around the County Board

Listened to a little of the end of the McHenry County Internal Services Committee recording and discovered a couple of the members are none too happy that McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks has hired to patronage employees without County … Continue reading

The County Board Winners Get Sworn In

There are so many aspects of the December 5th McHenry County Board meeeting that there will be stories coming for a while. One that was overshadowed by the activies of newly-elected Chairman Jack Franks was the swearing in of the … Continue reading

Statement of Candidacy Discrepancies Bring Early Drama to GOP Township Primaries

Elections have several phases. First there is the intimidation phase. When opponents or potential opponents hear that one is running for office, they enlist people whom they think can influence you to call or meet with you to convince you … Continue reading

Walkup Running for Nunda Township Supervisor Against Lee Jennings and Kate Williams

Mike Walkup, the man who was a leading proponent for the consolidation of township government, has filed nominating petitions for Nunda Township Supervisor. Walkup comes off a November election defeat by Jack Franks for the McHenry County Board Chairmanship. He … Continue reading

Messages the Democrats Didn’t Get Out – District 3

Continuing to show you the side of the mailing designed by the McHenry County Democratic Party, today we look at the message about District 3 County Board candidates. This piece was delivered to some households, but apparently not to many, … Continue reading

A Last Minute Lying Jack Franks Pitch

Sunday McHenry County Republican Party Chairman Sandra Salgado made a robo-call pointing out that, contrary to a mailing from one of Lying Jack Franks supporters, Mike Walkup was the Republican candidate for McHenry County Board Chairman. Tonight a fake group … Continue reading

GOP Robo-Calls to Correct Lie that Jack Franks Is a Republican

The following robo-call from the McHenry County Republican Party went broadly across McHenry County Sunday afternoon. It was to correct the Lying Jack Franks mailing sent by an Illinois Realtors PAC. The voice was of GOP Chairman Sandra Salgado. Are … Continue reading

Dem Mailing Surfaces

The McHenry County Democratic Central Committee had about $28,000 in the bank so I figured there was enough for a countywide mailing. Here is the post card mailed in County Board District 6: The Democrats say that Grafton Township Supervisor … Continue reading

Still More Deceit From Lying Jack Franks

Look what a Friend of McHenry County Blog shared with me recently: Lying Jack Franks continues to make the pitch that he will “reduce property taxes in McHenry County 10%.” The message is a bit milder than previously. Now it is … Continue reading

GOP Letter from Dorr Township Precinct Committeeman

Woodstock Republican Precinct Committeeman Cyndi Hemauersent sent this letter to her Dorr 7 precinct: October 26, 2016 Dear Neighbor, My name is Cyndi Hemauer and I am your Republican Precinct Committeeman for Dorr 7 and neighbor from Winslow Circle. I … Continue reading

Another Dissatisfied with Huntley Park District Voting Machines

Here we go again. Another voter yesterday had a hard time voting for Donald Trump for President while early voting at the Huntley Park District polling place. You will remember that a husband and wife had problems on separate machines … Continue reading

Republicans Make Mailing

The McHenry County Republican Party has made the following mailing, which appears to be mainly a sample ballot: McHenry County Board Chairman candidate Mike Walkup reports to the State Board of Elections that the Illinois Republican Party says the value … Continue reading