Walsh Broadcasts from CL’s Pablo’s

WIND radio talk show host Joe Walsh broadcast from the sidewalk at Pablo’s Mexican Family Restaurant on Wednesday afternoon. The former congressman talked of how dangerous the job of being a policeman has become since Ferguson. He cited case after … Continue reading

Tonya Franklin Finds Google Blurring Tea Party Flag at Her Home

Tonya Franklin, the woman who was willing to run against Jack Franks for State Representative as a Republican but was denied that opportunity by the McHenry County Republican Central Committee, sent an interesting photo of her home. It was taken … Continue reading

McHenry County GOP Fails to Muster Quorum for Summer Meeting

Just as there was not a quorum at the Special Meeting called to determine whether Democratic Party State Rep. Jack Franks would have Tonya Franklin as an opponent, there was no quorum Monday night. Gathering at the Algonquin Township meeting … Continue reading

Teapot Boiling in Wisconsin, 63rd District Fire Doused with Kool-Aid in McHenry County

There must be a dam at the Illinois-Wisconsin border. The water from Wisconsin’s boiling tea kettle didn’t spill over the state border last Saturday when the McHenry County Republican Party decided no candidate against Jack Franks was better than Tea … Continue reading

Other Parts of the State Slate Last Minute Legislative Candidates, But Not McHenry County

Take a look at other parts of Illinois where parties are slating legislative candidates on this last day for filing party candidates.  These are the ones posted by the State Board of Elections through about 2 PM on deadline day. … Continue reading

Special Meeting Intitiator Sharon Meroni Reflects on Tonya Franklin’s Rejection by McHenry County Republican Party

An email from Sharon Meroni, who organized the effort to get Tonya Franklin on the ballot to oppose Democrat “Chainsaw Jack” Franks. Meroni, a write-in candidate for Republican Precinct Committeeman in Fox River Grove, did something I have seen no … Continue reading

Lake County Dems Go Where McHenry County GOP Fear to Tread

Round Lake Area News reports that the Lake County Democrats candidate for Circuit Clerk, Cynthia Pruim Haran, dropped out of the race. Did that discourage the Democrats across the county line? Nooo. They nominated a new candidatenamed Rupam Davé and … Continue reading

“Chainsaw Jack” Franks Gets Third Free Ride in Four Elections Compliments of the McHenry County Republican Party

The McHenry County Democrat who can do almost no harm, according to the Northwest Herald, is getting a free ride for the third out of four elections. Instead of allowing Tonya Franklin and her supporters to go out and see … Continue reading

An Email of Thanks to Tell Those who Boycotted the Saturday Special Meeting What Happened

Unlike the email from Mike Tryon sent twice before the Special Meeting to discourage attendance at the gathering called to select the two missing members of the 63rd State Rep. District Representative Committee, this email from GOP Executive Secretary Geri … Continue reading

Tryon Meeting Boycott Strategy Works – “Chainsaw Jack” Franks Gets Third Free Ride from GOP in Four Elections

This fall, the Republican Party’s “showroom” in the 63rd State Representative District will be as empty as the closed Ford dealership in the Vulcan Lakes TIF District on Route 14 in Crystal Lake. The McHenry County Republican Party has thrown … Continue reading

Last Minute Pitch for GOP Precinct Committeemen to Attend Special Saturday Meeting in Crystal Lake

As an operative for the Republican Party in McHenry County sends out (again, not to me) Chairman Mike Tryon’s letter discouraging attendance at the Special Meeting of the local GOP at d’Andrea’s Saturday morning at 9 AM (public is invited), … Continue reading

GOP Central Committee Meets Saturday at 9 at d’Andrea’s to Decide Fate of Tonya Franklin’s Bid to Oppose “Chainsaw Jack” Franks

Tomorrow is the day that willing Republican State Representative candidate Tonya Franklin learns whether she is authorized to seek 500 “good signatures” in two days The meeting, to which the public is invited, will be held Saturday at 9 AM … Continue reading

New Precinct Committee Appointed Right Before Special Meeting to Consider “Chainsaw Jack” Franks’ Opponent Tonya Franklin Increases Quorum

Here are the Republican Precinct Committeemen, newly appointed by McHenry County Republican Party Chairman Mike Tryon: CORAL 2 – Josephine Gilio (Appt 5/29/12), Huntley GRAFTON 5 – John McGuire (Appt 5/25/12), Crystal Lake GRAFTON 9 – Eric P Hartmann (Appt … Continue reading