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

Tribune Notices Joe Tirio’s Suit Against Jack Franks’ Ally’s Printer

You might want to read the Chicago Tribune’s take on the latest development in McHenry County Clerk Joe Tirio’s legal quest to discover which one of McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks’ allies besmirched his reputation. If so, click on … Continue reading

Jack Franks’ Hit Piece Smearing Ally’s Printer Ordered to Identify Perpetrators by Thursday

Breaker Press, the printer and mail house that sent defamatory post cards against McHenry County Clerk candidate Joe Tirio and four County Board candidates critical of Board Chairman Jack Franks has been order to reveal the identities of those responsible … Continue reading

Jack Franks’ Smear Mailing Ally Uses Court Order Appeal to Further Delay Identity Revelation

During the March 2018 primary slanderous and defamatory fliers were mailed to thousands of households in McHenry County. The mailings were done by an organization that called itself the Illinois Integrity Fund. The cost for the three mailings was in … Continue reading

Which Jack Franks’ Ally Is Having a Bad Week?

Thursday Associate Judge Kevin Costello ruled that McHenry County Recorder of Deeds Joe Tirio could learn who is responsible for the smear mailings made by Chicago’s Breaker Press during last spring’s Republican Primary Election. Vicious hit pieces were not only … Continue reading

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

Two Views of the Carpenters Union

The Chicago Sun-Times, now owned by labor unions, ran the following ad on Labor Day: Here’s another view of the union, a photo of Business Representative and Organizer Rondald Eck, who earns $115,373 a year, according to UnionFacts.com. At a heading … 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

County Board Member Michael Rein Holding Fundraiser August 15th

Michael Rein, one of the McHenry County Board members not afraid to stand up to Democratic Party Chairman Jack Franks, is holding a $50 Woodstock Square fundraiser the night of August 15th. Because of his standing up against our Board … 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