Patrick Kenneally Fundraiser at Three Oaks Recreation Area – Part 2

There was more mingling, but from the photos I took, it appears I was more interested in talking to  McHenry County Board members. Having been told Thursday night that a Request for Qualifications for a firm to seek companies interested … Continue reading

Walkup Rolls Out New Palm Card; Franks Emails Photos of It

Republican McHenry County Board Chairman candidate Mike Walkup distributed his new literature at Bill Prim’s Union, Illinois, fundraiser Thursday night. It created something of a stir. The most recent Mike Walkup campaign literature says, So, you think Jack Franks  is … Continue reading

One Percenter Jack Franks Holding $1,000 Minimum Fundraiser for Other Rich Guys in Oak Brook

Here’s an invitation to a Jack Franks’ fundraiser today that not many McHenry County residents probably received: It’s being held in Oak Brook at Gibson’s Bar & Steakhouse. The price of admission is a minimum of $1,000. For details about … Continue reading

“Man of the People” Jack Franks Holding $1,000 Minimum Fundraiser in Oak Brook

Here’s an invitation to a Jack Franks’ fundraiser that not many McHenry County residents probably received: It’s being held in Oak Brook at Gibson’s Bar & Steakhouse. The price of admission is a minimum of $1,000. For details about higher … Continue reading

Taxpayer Financed Lobbyists Continue Trying to Defeat Jack Franks’ Tax Cap Tightening Bill

Yesterday I saw Jack Franks and his father Herb in their Marengo law office, where I was waiting for a friend to complete an appointment. Jack didn’t pause to shake hands, but his father, whom I met while I was … Continue reading

Who’s on the Jack Franks’ Bandwagon?

State Rep. Jack Franks (D-Marengo), obviously preparing for a statewide run before campaign contribution limits take effect, reported raising $1,319,769.37 during the first half of 2009. (In case you are interested in what he spent during the last six months, … Continue reading

Jack Franks Says He Won’t Announce for Governor at Fund Raiser

Yesterday, McHenry County Blog reported on Chicago Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed’s surmising that State Rep. Jack Franks would announce for governor against Rod Blagojevich at an upcoming Chicago fund raiser co-hosted by Blagojevich father-in-law Chicago Alderman Dick Mell. Both Jack … Continue reading

Jack Franks Says He Won’t Announce for Governor at Fund Raiser

Yesterday, McHenry County Blog reported on Chicago Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed’s surmising that State Rep. Jack Franks would announce for governor against Rod Blagojevich at an upcoming Chicago fund raiser co-hosted by Blagojevich father-in-law Chicago Alderman Dick Mell. Both Jack … Continue reading

Jack Franks Dominates Springfield News Wednesday, But Fails To Earn Sun-Times Headline

Reading my Chicago Sun-Times at breakfast I noticed two stories about Springfield. One was of about State Rep. Jack Franks’ committee hearing about the $1 million promised to Pilgrim Baptist Church after the landmark building burned down. The million went … Continue reading

Jack Franks Dominates Springfield News Wednesday, But Fails To Earn Sun-Times Headline

Reading my Chicago Sun-Times at breakfast I noticed two stories about Springfield. One was of about State Rep. Jack Franks’ committee hearing about the $1 million promised to Pilgrim Baptist Church after the landmark building burned down. The million went … Continue reading