Will Illinois Integrity Fund Frontmen, Jack Franks Face More Court Action?

Will Illinois Integrity Fund Fronts, Jack Franks Face More Court Action? A friend of McHenry County Blog that knows all of the candidates has told me that several have been interviewing numerous lawyers in the Chicagoland area with an eye … Continue reading

Tribune Article Increases Pressure on “Respondent in Discovery Jack D. Franks”

Here’s what popped up at 8:55 this morning on the Chicago Tribune website: SUBURBS ‘Crooked Joe’ campaign flyers prompt lawsuit as GOP clerk claims Chicago Dems secretly tried to sway election Raising the stakes in an ongoing political dispute, the … Continue reading

McHenry County Clerk Tirio Sues Noonan, Tenner, Illinois Integrity Fund; Jack Franks, Breaker Press Cited as “Respondents in Discovery”

Joe Tirio is continuing his quest to discover who is behind the three hit pieces defaming his name during the Republican nomination contest for McHenry County Clerk. His legal action explains that he is man of “good repute and credit” … Continue reading

NWH Reporter Predicts Trouble for Jack Franks in 2019

Fridays, the Northwest Herald sends out a free email on county government. Today, there is a prediction by Ed Komenda’s story resulting from last Friday’s Joe Tirio v. Breaker Press court hearing. That’s when Breaker Press President Richard Lewandowski mentioned … Continue reading

Sean Tenner Comments on Illinois Integrity Fund Controversy

One of Jack Franks’ election night guests, caught on camera by the Northwest Herald and published on its front page last Saturday, was Sean Tenner. Tenner of KNT was identified in Judge Kevin Costello’s court last Friday, along with Michael … Continue reading

Politician Other Than Jack Franks Called a Weasel

The December 19, 2018, Tribune column by John Kass calls Rod Blagojevich a “weasel.” One definition I found says a weasel is “a deceitful or treacherous person.” The Kass column would be of passing interest to McHenry County residents except … Continue reading

Northwest Herald Finally Recognizes Jack Franks Lies

When Breaker Press President Richard Lewandowski told the Friday courtroom that he had heard that McHenry County Board that he had heard that Jack Franks was involved Franks’ charade of non-involvement collapsed. Of course, it was obvious to anyone with … Continue reading

Detail of What Happened in Court Featuring Revelation of Jack Franks’ Allies Who Sent Mail Smearing Joe Tirio’s Name

Susan Handelsman was in the courtroom taking notes Friday at the trial in which McHenry County Clerk Joe Tirio was seeking to discover who was responsible for the numerous hit pieces aimed at ruining his reputation. This morning she wrote … Continue reading

Jack Franks’ 2000 Campaign Manager Revealed as Researcher for Joe Tirio Smear Pieces

With the threat of a stay in McHenry County’s gray bar hotel, Breaker Press President Richard Lewandowski spilled the beans regarding the identity of those behind the notorious hit pieces mailed against Joe Tirio’s McHenry County Clerk campaign. The printed … Continue reading

“John Doe,” Claiming to be Part of Illinois Integrity Fund, Asks to Join Case Against Jack Franks’ Ally’s Printer to Seek Minimum Contempt of Court Penalty

The court case that Joe Tirio has filed against Breaker Press, the printer of postcards designed to nominate GOP opponent Janice Dalton County Clerk and, non-coincidentally, help the fall campaign of Democrat Andrew Giorgi, gets stranger and stranger. The suspense … Continue reading

Appellate Court Denies Jack Franks’ Ally’s Printer’s Appeal to Stop Illinois Integrity Fund Identification Process

Breaker Press and Janice Dalton, sued to find out who was responsible for sending smear mailings to hurt the campaign of McHenry County Clerk candidate Joe Tirio, filed an appeal with the 2nd Appellate Court to prevent Associate Judge Kevin … Continue reading

Jail for Jack Franks’ Ally’s Printer and Losing GOP County Clerk Candidate?

That’s what McHenry County Clerk Joe Tirio’s attorney Philip Prossnitz proposes be the penalty for their attorney Natalie Harris’ refusal to turn over the identity of the Jack Franks’ allies who sent postcards smearing Tirio and other Franks’ critics last … Continue reading

NWH Never, Never Mentions Jack Franks’ Name in Articles about the Illinois Integrity Fund’s Smear Mailings

The Northwest Herald builds on the documents from Breaker Press attorney Natalie Harris published yesterday on McHenry County Blog in an article today. Despite the fact that mailings by Breaker Press in the Republican Primary Election attacked only vocal opponents … Continue reading

Attorney for Jack Franks’ Ally’s Printer Refuses to Follow Court Order to Reveal Identities of Originators of Smear Mail, But Admits She Now Represents “s/he/the[m]”

Yesterday, Natalie Harris of Mendel Menkes LLC, attorney for Breaker Press and losing Republican County Clerk candidate Janice Dalton blew off Judge Kevin Costello’s court order by refusing to provide the identities of who was responsible for the hit pieces … Continue reading

Jack Franks’ Ally’s Printer Ignores Court Order to Turn Over Smear Mailer’s Identity by Noon

McHenry County Associate Judge Kevin Costello ordered the attorney for Breaker Press, Natalie Harris, to turn over, in writing, the identities of those responsible for the defamatory hit pieces against McHenry County Clerk candidate Joe Tirio by noon on Thursday. … Continue reading