Inoculation by Litigation

Prior to the Primary Election allies of Jack Franks sent scurrilous postcards against Recorder of Deeds Joe Tirio’s candidacy for the Republican nomination for McHenry County Clerk. The beneficiary in the GOP Primary Election was the former Clerk of the … Continue reading

Illinois Integrity (sic) Fund Identity Postponed Until December

McHenry County Clerk candidate Joe Tirio was in court today again in a suit against Breaker Press. That is the printer of the smear pieces claiming he had taken a vacation using a “slush fund,” as well as hired “cronies” … Continue reading

Joe Tirio Cleared in Campaign Finance Complaint from Active Jack Franks’ Supporter

It doesn’t take a political expert to figure out that McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks does not want Joe Tirio elected McHenry County Clerk. Consider that Tirio’s campaign for Recorder of Deeds was based on the theme of consolidating … Continue reading

Jack Franks’ Carpenters Union Cat’s Paw’s Election Board Complaint Against County GOP Fizzles

Carpenters Union official Ronald Eck, a fervent supporter of Democratic Party McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Frank, filed a complaint with the Illinois State Board of Elections against the McHenry County Republican Party for bad campaign financing reporting. Specifically, that … Continue reading

County Board Members Walk Out of Meeting As Jack Franks Chastizes Joe Tirio

Following up on the Illinois Integrity (sic) Fund smear campaign of Joe Tirio after its printer’s loss in court last week, I’m told that McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks’ comments were so off the wall that Board members walked … Continue reading

NWH Coverage of Joe Tirio’s Court Date Seeking Subpoena Power to Go After Breaker Press for Identity of Illiinois Integrity (sic) Fund

The headline of this Saturday Northwest Herald article on Thursday afternoon’s suit by Recorder of Deeds Joe Tirio against Breaker Press makes me what to read it, if only because it is almost opposite of my own: Judge partially denies … Continue reading

County Clerk Candidate Joe Tirio Moves Forward Toward Learning Which Jack Franks Allies, aka, Illinois Integrity (sic) Fund, Sent Out Post Cards Calling Him a Crook with a Secret Slush Fund

Judge Kevin Costello put McHenry County Recorder of Deeds and County Clerk candidate Joe Tirio one court date away form bring able to find out who is behind the anonymous Illinois Integrity Fund. Thursday afternoon there was a hard-fought battle … Continue reading

Ray Brown Signs for Certified Letter Sent to Illinois Integrity (sic) Fund Hoffman Estates Mailing Address

The allies of McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks used the “Illinois Integrity Fund” as its name in attack pieces aimed at Republican Primary Election opponents of  the Democratic Party office holder. Attacked by this anonymous source were County Recorder, … Continue reading

McHenry County Clerk Candidate Joe Tirio Sues to Find Who’s Behind Illinois Integrity (sic) Fund

A press release from McHenry County Clerk candidate Joe Tirio’s attorney Philip Prossnitz: Joe Tirio Files Suit to Unmask Illinois Integrity Fund Who is the “Illinois Integrity Fund” that sent our mailers during the primary in March? Joe Tirio wants to … Continue reading

Week After Election NWH Notices Defining Element–Anonymous Hit Pieces from Jack Franks’ Allies

The Northwest Herald could not bother to write an article about the hit pieces the allies of Jack Franks were sending out to defame his Republican political opponents before the election, but decided to put it on the front page … Continue reading

State Board of Elections Notifies Illinois Integrity Fund of Possible Need to File

Four days before the Primary Election, Tom Newman, Director of the Campaign Disclosure Division of the Illinois State Board of Elections, sent a letter to the Illinois Integrity Fund at the Hoffman Estates address used in numerous mailings against critics … Continue reading

A Quadruple Whopper from “Illinois Integrity Fund”

Dark Money Mud Slinging Now Includes Former State Rep. Despite former State Rep. Cal Skinner being awarded custody of his daughter after the alleged incident, the slander seems to surface every election. The allegations on the libelous mailer received yesterday … Continue reading

Candidate for County Board Reaches out to District 6

Ersel Schuster Robocall Addresses Dark Money Attacks Candidate for County Board District Six, Ersel Schuster, used a robocall Friday afternoon to address Dark Money attacks by the anonymous and illegal political activities of  the “Illinois Integrity Fund.” The “Illinois Integrity … Continue reading

Northwest Herald Pens for Jack Franks’ Agenda

“Illinois Integrity Fund” Sends Another Attack Mailer A dark money source violating state election reporting law has sent out still another mailing in an attempt to defeat the two Republicans who, if elected, would be Democrat Jack Franks worst nightmare. … Continue reading

“Illinois Integrity Fund” Goes for Triple Crown in Latest Attack Mailer

“Dark Money” Fuels Additional Hit Pieces on Republican Primary Candidates Yet another hit piece against Joe Tirio spreading lies of secret slush funds, patronage hires and taxpayer-funded vacations was in the mailbox today. The Illinois Integrity Fund has sent out … Continue reading

Jack Franks’ Allies Focus on Criticizing Michael Rein

As predictable as wet sidewalks during a thunderstorm was a hit piece against one of McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks’ harshest critics, Woodstock’s Michael Rein. Here’s what allies of THE CHAIRMAN calling themselves the “Illinois Integrity Fund”have sent out: … Continue reading

Group Trying to Defeat McHenry County’s Only Black Elected Official Calls His Supporters “Racists”

Only readers of McHenry County Blog have any idea of the sleazy mailings being put out by Jack Franks allies in an attempt to defeat those who dare question Jack Franks’ efforts to have total control of County government not … Continue reading