Edgar County Watchdogs Ratchet Up Criticism of Jack Franks’ Statements of Economic Interest, File Criminal Complaint

The following article is re-printed with the permission of Illinois Leaks: McHenry County Board Chair Jack Franks – Ethics problem growing – BY KIRK ALLEN ON OCTOBER 12, 2017 • ( 2 COMMENTS ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –It’s a crime to willfully file a false or … Continue reading

Jack Franks Accused of Crime

An article about McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks not obeying the law from the Edgar County Watchdog publication Illinois Leaks.  It is re-published with permission. McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks files false and incomplete SEI statements BY KIRK ALLEN ON SEPTEMBER … Continue reading

Pressure to Cut Conflict of Interest Addendum for County’s Appointees

There’s talk on the McHenry County Board to getting rid of the Addendum to the County’s Statement of Economic Interest. Here’s what I found in minutes of a Management Services Committee meeting: Discussion: Statement of Economic Interest/Addendum Form Ms. McClellan … Continue reading

ALAW Has Supplementary Financial Disclosure Questionnaire for Candidates

The Alliance for Land, Agriculture and Water was formed in 2005 “to defeat a destructive, environmentally unsustainable McHenry County, Illinois, 2020 Land Use plan.”  In the spring of 2007, the group petitioned for a referendum to establish a Kishwaukee Valley Water … Continue reading

John Heisler Taken Off Nunda Township Ballot for Township Supervisor

John Heisler has filed the required Statements of Economic Interest with the County Clerk for twenty years, but, with his mother dying in hospice care, he didn’t remember to attach a copy of the receipt to his Statement of Candidacy … Continue reading

Objection Filed Against Nunda Township Supervisor John Heisler’s Petitions

Not only has Grafton Township Supervisor candidate Pam Fender had an objection filed against her petitions, but so has one been filed against Nunda Township Supervisor John Heisler’s. The objection is that Heisler’s filing is incomplete because he did not … Continue reading

School Boards Seek to Make Freedom of Information Requests Harder

The following was written by Scott Reeder, the journalist in residence at the Illinois Police Institute: EDUCATING IN THE DARK As a journalist, I have filed thousands of Freedom of Information Act requests with Illinois school districts and uncovered major … Continue reading