Jack Franks Sneaks $98,000 Inspector General in Supplemental Budget for Tuesday Night Meeting

Although approved by no committee of which I am aware, McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks has put $98,000 in the supplementary budget for next year. If approved, the position of Inspector General would be under the people who need … Continue reading

No Support Found for Jack Franks’ Inspector General Power Grab

Yesterday I sent an email to all McHenry County Board members asking if they supported Jack franks proposal to create an Inspector General. As you know, if you read this article entitled, “County Auditor Shannon Teresi Attacks Jack Franks’ Inspector … Continue reading

Job Description of Jack Franks’ Inspector General

Here is what was presented on Jack Franks’ behalf by McHenry County Administrator Peter Austin: = = = = = If you would like to contract your County Board members, their email addressed are below: <[email protected]>, Chris Christensen <[email protected]>, Christopher … Continue reading

County Auditor Shannon Teresi Attacks Jack Franks’ Inspector General Proposal as Duplicative, Waste of Taxpayers Money

Yesterday McHenry County Blog revealed in an article by former County Board member Ersel Schuster the second step in the plot of Board Chairman Jack Franks to get rid of an independently elected County Auditor. Step one was when Franks … Continue reading

Jack Franks Seeks Further Concentration of Power

The following information about McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks’ seeking a new patronage employee to be called an “Inspector General” was gleaned from the audio of the last Internal Services Committee meeting by former Board member Ersel Schuster.  Nothing … Continue reading

Crystal Lake Businessman Asks Metra to Probe Ridgefield Station

Jim Roden, owner of the Framery in Ridgefield has sent the following letter to Metra Chairwoman  Carole Dovis. A copy was sent to the railroad commuter agency’s Inspector General Hillard Heintze. Metra Board Chairman, Carole R. Doris 547 W. Jackson … Continue reading

Franks Lashes Out at McHenry County Good Ol’ Boys

Thursday in the Chicago Tribune, Democratic Party State Rep. Jack Franks lashed out at McHenry County Republicans who had the audacity to put up an opponent, John O’Neill, in last fall’s election. The comments were in a story covering a … Continue reading

U.S. Senate Candidate David Hoffman Coming to Woodstock Next Sunday, December 20th

I am pleased that the campaign staff of Democratic Party candidate for U.S. Senate David Hoffman has discovered that I cover Democratic Party politics in McHenry County. Although I am a Republican precinct committeeman, the intention of McHenry County Blog … Continue reading

Building Inspection Bribry Continues in Crook County’s Chicago

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago has issued the following press release. Below it, I have posted the details of the investigation. I don’t know about you, but I don’t think this case deserves a blue ribbon at the Crook … Continue reading

Avoiding Veterans’ Preference

Page 1 of the September 9, 2004, Office of the Executive Inspector General’s report signed by Z. Scott and Deborah L. Steiner should send veterans off the wall. The hiring folks for Governor Rod Blagojevich deliberately manipulated the civil service … Continue reading

Avoiding Veterans’ Preference

Page 1 of the September 9, 2004, Office of the Executive Inspector General’s report signed by Z. Scott and Deborah L. Steiner should send veterans off the wall. The hiring folks for Governor Rod Blagojevich deliberately manipulated the civil service … Continue reading