Jack Franks Files County Board Chairman Petitions, Still Running for State Rep. – Part 18

Jack Franks has filed his petitions with the McHenry County Clerk to run as the Democratic candidate for McHenry County Board Chairman. He only needed 270 signatures. Mike Walkup is the Republican candidate. Franks is now an official candidate for … Continue reading

Jack Franks Still Running for State Rep. – Part 7

Sunday, May 15th, Gonigam reported, “Franks qualified that saying he’d give up the Rep. race if the Committee can pick another candidate who’s both ‘electable’ and holds a political outlook consistent with his own.” But Franks hasn’t pulled out of the … Continue reading

Democrat Predicts Jack Franks Can Win Both County Board and State Rep. Races

A comment from “Inish” worth sharing from under the article entitled, McHenry County Board Outmaneuvered by Nimble Jack Franks Again stimulated the following comment: Rested like a arrow in a quiver by no one’s fault but their own. The County … Continue reading

“Lawmaker ducks potential Rauner-backed challenge”

That’s the headline from the Chicago Tribune’s news feed this morning.  (Strangely, there is nothing in the home delivered Tribune., but an article appears in the paper edition of the Sun-Times for which I can’t find a link.) While State … Continue reading

Jack Franks Set to Run for State Rep. & County Board Chairman at Same Time…If No Other “Electable” Candidate

The following was written by First Electric Newspaper publisher Pete Gonigam and graciously shared with McHenry County Blog readers: McHenry Dems Pick State Rep. Jack Franks For County Board Chairman The McHenry County Democratic Central Committee in caucus Sunday picked … Continue reading

Kane County State’s Attorney Says a Legislator Could Serve as County Board Chairman

With State Rep. Jack Franks putting out feelers to discover traditionally Republican support for a run for McHenry County Board Chairman, I thought the following opinion from the Kane County State’s Attorney might be of interest: … Continue reading

Carolyn Schofield Running for State Rep. Mike Tryon’s Seat

A press release from McHenry County Board member Carolyn Schofield: Carolyn Schofield Announces Candidacy for State Representative CRYSTAL LAKE….. McHenry County Board member Carolyn Schofield has announced she will run for the office of State Representative for Illinois’ 66th Legislative … Continue reading

Is Carolyn Schofield Considering Run for State Rep.?

The following is from new commenter “On Target” appeared under the article about Lakewood Village Trustee Paul Serwatka’s having put $100,000 into a new campaign fund in an effort to replace State Rep. Mike Tryon in the General Assembly: Three conservative males … Continue reading

Paul Serwatka Puts $100,000 into State Rep. Race

Newly-elected write-in candidate for Lakewood Village Trustee Paul Serwatka seems to have set his sights on the Illinois House of Representatives. Signaling his intention to run for State Representative less than a week after Crystal Lake Republican Mike Tryon announced … Continue reading